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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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February 15, 2021

ERCOT Directs Utilities to Begin Rolling Outages

Due to strain on the electric grid caused by extremely cold weather, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 (EEA-3), instructing electric utilities throughout the state, including BTU, to begin instituting rolling outages to help rebalance the electric grid. Rolling outages are temporary interruptions to electric service […]

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February 15, 2021

ERCOT directs utilities to begin rolling outages

Due to strain on the electric grid caused by extremely cold weather, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 (EEA-3), instructing electric utilities throughout the state, including BTU, to begin instituting rolling outages to help rebalance the electric grid. Rolling outages are temporary interruptions to electric service […]

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February 14, 2021

BTU Offices Closed to Public on Monday and Tuesday

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) offices will be closed to the public on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, but offices will remain manned by employees during those days. Offices are expected to reopen to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Office hours will be adjusted as needed due to the winter weather. Customers […]

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February 11, 2021

BTU ready for cold weather; energy conservation encouraged

BTU is prepared for the freezing temperatures forecasted this weekend. While BTU and the Texas electric grid are ready to respond to high energy demands, there is always a risk of unexpected energy shortages in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. Customers are encouraged to conserve energy whenever possible, especially during the early […]

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February 11, 2021

Sale of TMPA Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, reservoir and property complete

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of the Texas Municipal Power Agency’s (TMPA) Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, Reservoir and surrounding property to Charah® Solutions, Inc. The Gibbons Creek Station was constructed in 1982 to provide wholesale energy to the TMPA member cities of Bryan, Denton, Garland and […]

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