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.
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 rotating outages has currently ended. The EEA-1 still encourages both residential and commercial customers to conserve as much energy as possible as grid conditions slowly return to normal operating levels. Customers can conserve energy by:
- Turning down thermostats as low as comfortably possible (68 degrees or lower).
- Turning off and unplugging non-essential lights and appliances.
- Avoiding using large appliances, especially during the peak hours of 6-9 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.
- Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
- Large customers should shut down or reduce non-essential production processes.
At the time of this press release, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) had no electric outages within the territory. If you experience an outage, please first check the breaker panel in your home or business. If the power is still off, please visit our outage map at outages.btutilities.com or contact BTU at 979-821-5700 or, if after regular business hours, call 979-822-3777.
Customers are encouraged to monitor television and radio, and BTU’s website for more information. Updates will also be posted on www.btutilities.com, Facebook (@BryanTexasUtilities), and Twitter (@BTU_BryanTX).