Go easy on the power use, ERCOT says

ERCOT is asking residents to cut back on electric use from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (File)
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(KWTX) The Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, which oversees the state’s electric grid, is asking Texas residents to cut back on electric use from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday as temperatures soar.

Temperatures could rise to the highest level of the year in some areas of the state and demand for power is expected to rise to record levels, ERCOT said.

ERCOT recommends setting thermostats several degrees higher, using fans, setting pool pumps to shut off from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., turning off or unplugging non-essential lights and appliances and avoiding the use of large appliances.