Statewide roatating, controlled power outages

POSTED: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

CENTRAL TEXAS -- Extreme weather has caused the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to conduct statewide rotating power outages. By temporarily turning off power in a controlled manner, ERCOT is attempting to prevent uncontrolled outages from occurring across the state, according to Oncor.

Outages can last from five to 15 minutes, but if your power is off longer than 30 minutes, you should call your provider because it may be because of weather or other reasons.

Fort Hood is considered a priority one customer and is not affected by the outages.

ERCOT is asking people to use as little energy as possible. They say turn off all unnecessary lights, appliances and electronic equipment and lower thermostats.

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