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Texas Grid Operator Issues Weather Watch Through June 30

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on June 23 issued a Weather Watch from June 25-30 due to forecasted higher temperatures and higher electrical demand.

Grid conditions are expected to be normal during a Weather Watch, the grid operator said. ERCOT “continues to monitor conditions closely and will deploy all available tools to manage the grid and will continue our reliability-first approach to operations,” it said.

ERCOT set a new June peak demand record of 79,304 MW on June 19.

ERCOT’s 6-day Supply and Demand dashboard is showing the possibility of a new all-time peak demand record this week.

The dashboards will update in real-time as the week progresses. There is currently enough capacity to meet forecasted demand.

Last year, ERCOT set 11 new peak demand records, surpassing 80 GW for the first time ever. The current record of 80,148 MW was set on July 20, 2022.