ERCOT Officials Asking Residents to Conserve Electricity This Weekend

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Record high temperatures are expected across the state this weekend and that means it's time to conserve energy again.

ERCOT Officials say this weekend will be one of the hottest on record for parts of Texas.

Power demand is expected to put a lot of strain on the grid.

The most important times to conserve are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Some tips to help conserve electricity include turning your air conditioner up to at least 80 degrees and close your blinds, turn off any unused lights and unplug appliances and instead of cooking with the oven use a microwave.