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August 3, 2021

BTU to Perform Aerial Inspection of Electric System

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), through the assistance of a contractor, will be conducting an aerial inspection of various elements of the BTU power system on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 through Friday, August 13, 2021. The contractor hired to do the work will be using a helicopter and UAV Drone to inspect parts of the BTU […]

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May is National Electrical Safety Month
April 27, 2021

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month. To celebrate, use the checklist below to inspect your home’s electrical system to keep your family safe all year long.

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March 19, 2021

Kids calendar submissions needed

For over 25 years, Bryan Texas Utilities has partnered with elementary school students in our service territory to create a fun and educational calendar for the community. The artwork submissions are coordinated through Art instructors at area schools, and we will also accept individual submissions, which can be dropped off in our lobby, mailed, or […]

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March 3, 2021

BTU to maintain existing electric rates

Along with other utilities in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) continues to monitor the financial issues and discussions surrounding the recent historic winter weather event as it affected the energy market. While there are financial settlements still to be resolved in ERCOT and the situation changes daily, BTU […]

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March 1, 2021

Government in Action Youth Tour canceled; BTU Youth Leadership Scholarship now open

For many years, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) has sponsored three local high school students to go on the trip of a lifetime, the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, trip administrators, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC), have determined it necessary to cancel the 2021 […]

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February 22, 2021

Lake Bryan closed to the public

Lake Bryan will close to the public beginning Monday, February 22, 2021 for water line repairs. Like many others, Lake Bryan facilities suffered water leaks due to the extreme cold weather. Lake Bryan is expected to reopen on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00am, pending completion of repairs. Questions regarding pending reservations during this time […]

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February 19, 2021

BTU winter storm update

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the electric grid operator overseeing the majority of the State of Texas, has announced that enough generation resources have come onto the electric system to cancel all Energy Emergency Alerts (EEAs). The electric grid has returned to normal operating levels, and is expected to remain so as temperatures […]

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February 19, 2021

BTU rotating outage update

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the electric grid operator overseeing the majority of the State of Texas, has announced that enough generation resources have come onto the electric system to reduce the Energy Emergency Alert to a Level 1 (EEA-1) from Levels 2 and 3 (EEA-2, EEA-3). This means that the requirement for […]

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February 18, 2021

Rolling outages temporarily suspended

Because of favorable grid conditions overnight, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) notified BTU that we can temporarily suspend rolling outages.  We remain under Energy Emergency Alert 3 from ERCOT, the same level since Monday, and BTU customers should expect additional outages until temperatures moderate and more power plants in ERCOT become operational. BTU […]

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February 16, 2021

BTU Rotating Outage Update

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the electric grid operator overseeing the majority of the State of Texas declared an Energy Emergency Alert (3) at 1:20am Monday, February 15. This order mandates that all electric utilities, like Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), curtail firm load on a rotating basis. This means utilities must turn off […]

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