(The Center Square) – The Texas grid and energy companies set three all-time records for demand and supply to meet energy needs during subfreezing temperatures that began early Monday, expecting to last through Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
“Texas set 3 all-time records for power demand & supply this winter storm,” Abbott said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The ERCOT power grid performed flawlessly, never failing. No Texan lost power b/c of the grid. This is b/c of reforms that added more power generation, winterized the grid & gave more tools to ERCOT.” The Texas grid not only handled increased demand during winter conditions this week but also during last year’s polar vortex.
ERCOT reported normal operations Tuesday, noting that it had sufficient reserves to serve peak demand. Peak demand is expected at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. ERCOT says available capacity is expected to be