Spring, Texas – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued an Operating Conditions Notice ahead of forecasted extreme heat at the latter part of this week.
The active notice, which was issued Monday morning, will go into effect starting Thursday, June 23, and last through Sunday, June 26.
“ERCOT is issuing an OCN for the extreme hot weather with forecasted temperatures to be above 103°F in the North Central and South Central weather zones,” stated the notice.
An OCN is the first of four levels of communication issued by the state’s power grid operator in anticipation of a possible emergency conditions.
Daily high temperatures in excess of 100°+ are forecasted.
ERCOT has already hit a record for the most demand ever, and that record will likely continue to be broken.