Email List
 

Watch Newscasts LIVETraffic Senior Segment
Advertise with us!

Forecast    more >

Synopsis.......

 

 

After some early morning fog hampering driving this morning, look for partly cloudy skies moving in just before lunch. Highs today will again reach the low and mid 80's. Tonight will see lows again fall to the mid 60's. More of the same for the rest of the week, with highs in the low and mid 80's. We'll add in a 30% coverage of showers ...

More...

Washington Times

Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

ERCOT issues power use warning; no warnings from Entergy

AUSTIN -  ERCOT, the manager of the states electric grid, issued a power use warning Monday morning as most of Texas experienced freezing temperatures.

 

Entergy hasn't issued any power use warnings and isn't part of ERCOT.



The Electric Reliability Council of Texas asked customers to conserve power to avoid outages after some of the state's generators developed issues.



 A spokesman for ERCOT told KHOU 11 News that as of 7:45 a.m. no rolling blackouts were in effect.



We have brought on all available electric generation and have deployed all demand response programs that have contracted with ERCOT to reduce electric use in emergency situations, said Dan Woodfin, ERCOT director of System Operations. Conditions appear to be improving at this time, and we do not expect to implement rotating outages this morning."



 ERCOT asked Texas residents to help conserve power until the grid is running at restored levels.



 The council offered these tips:



 Keep your thermostat as low as is comfortable, preferably no higher than 68 degrees.


 Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.


Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers and electric ovens during peak energy demand hours (6-9 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.).


Close shades and blinds at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.


Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.


 Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.


Rotating outages primarily affect residential neighborhoods and small businesses and do not typically include critical-need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes.



The outages are typically limited to 10-45 minutes before being rotated to a different neighborhood.


 

This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU 11 News in Houston


 

Tonight on KFDM Channel 6

6:00 -
KFDM 6 evening news
6:30 -
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
7:00
ComedyTime
7:30-
ComedyTime
8:00 -
CrimeTime
9:00-
48 Hours Mystery
10:00 -
KFDM 6 NEWS tonight

Complete Schedule »

Talkers