Energy conservation requested by ERCOT
AEP Texas encourages consumers to support the appeal from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to practice conservation measures from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, July11.
AEP Texas encourages customers throughout its service territory to practice conservation measures as requested by ERCOT. Please take these simple actions to help reduce electric use during the peak hours from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. throughout the weekend:
- Set your thermostat two-to three degrees above normal – every degree of cooling increases your energy use by six to eight percent.
- Avoid using large appliances like ovens, washing machines and dryers from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
- Keep blinds closed to keep cool air in your home.
- Additional information can be found at https://www.aeptexas.com/savings/home/energy/Heating-Cooling.