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ERCOT asks residents to limit power usage again Wednesday afternoon

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 13:37:42-04

A punishing Texas heatwave is driving up power demand to the point where ERCOT is asking Texans to voluntarily reduce power use again on Wednesday.

The state's energy-grid operator made the same request on Monday.

Residents are asked to turn up thermostats, and not run major appliances between the hours of 2-8 p.m.

In May, the company asked Texans to conserve power during a heat wave that resulted in six power-plant outages.

ERCOT's statement said that no system-wide outages are expected at this time.