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ERCOT Urging Energy Conservation This Afternoon

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking residents and businesses to conserve electricity through this afternoon’s peak.

According to ERCOT’s Facebook Page, reserves have dropped below 2,500 MW.

The peak is between now and 7 p.m.

Here are some tips to conserve electricity this afternoon:

  • Turn up your thermostat 2-3 degrees from 3 to 7 p.m.; set programmable thermostats to higher temperatures when no one is home.
  • If home, use fans to feel 4-6 degrees cooler.
  • Set pool pumps to run early morning or overnight; shut off from 4 to 6 p.m.
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    (Source: Odessa Police Department)(Source: Odessa Police Department)

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    One young lady is doing her part to help others this holiday season. Randi Spenser has been selling hot cocoa on the weekends from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the corner of Sapphire St. and Shiloh Road. 

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    Lockdown lifted at Midland High School

    (Source: Midland ISD)(Source: Midland ISD)

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    (Source: Ector County ISD)(Source: Ector County ISD)

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