State leaders say Texans should monitor weather forecasts and prepare their households for next week’s plunging temperatures.
The frigid weather across the entire state is expected to start on Saturday and remain until Wednesday, Abbott said. Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning will present the most strenuous periods for the state’s power grid due to less wind as the sun is rising and anticipated high demand for electricity while people start their days and try to stay warm.
“There’s not an expectation of an energy emergency and we are not calling for conservation at this point in time. Now, things can change and if it does change we’ll continue to communicate openly over the course of this weekend,” Vegas said Friday. “The grid is better prepared than it’s ever been before.”
Source: Texas Tribune BY Alejandro Serrano and Emily Foxhall
Photo: Reliability coordinators monitored the state power grid during a tour of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas command center in Taylor in 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Julia Robinson