Oncor Asks All Customers to organize For Power Outages Lasting ‘Extended Period Of Time’

Oncor Asks All Customers to organize For Power Outages Lasting ‘Extended Period Of Time’

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Oncor, which delivers electricity to much of North Texas, said the length of controlled power outages were “significantly extended” thanks to the severe winter weather .

Rotating outages began overnight because the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the state’s power system , entered emergency protocols during dangerously cold temperatures.

According to Oncor, those outages were originally expected to last 15 to 45 minutes, but now they might last hours.

In an update Monday afternoon, Oncor said it's asking all its customers to be prepared to be without power “for an extended period of your time .”

“The Texas power grid is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electrical generation. the electrical al Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested Oncor and utilities across the state to implement controlled power outages to scale back high demand and protect the integrity of the electric grid,” Oncor said in an update.

Oncor Outage Map
ERCOT said earlier Monday it expects the outages to continue the remainder of Monday and possibly all day Tuesday.

According to Oncor’s outage map, quite 1.2 million total customers are currently suffering from the outages.

Oncor customers don't got to report outages at this point .

Tips to scale back power use include turning thermostats to 68 degrees or lower, closing blind or shades to scale back the quantity of warmth that leaves homes, turning off or unplugging non-essential equipment like small appliances, and trying to avoid using large appliances during peak hours just like the mornings and evenings.

Although North Texans will see sunny skies Monday, high temperatures will only be within the low to mid-teens, with wind chills within the negatives for a few .

North Texas, for the first-time ever, is additionally under a wind chill warning through noon Tuesday.


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