Learn more about ERCOT Emergency Alerts
The free mobile app, which works on iphones and android devices, will notify users when supplies are especially tight. Search for "ERCOT Energy Saver" in the app store.
If you Subscribe to ERCOT Emergency Alerts at http://lists.ercot.com you will recieve an automated email when certain "energy emergency alert" conditions are met. If you use Twitter or Facebook, you can follow our posts to receive notices. When conditions are especially tight, we also will ask the news media to help spread the word.
It's always good to minimize your energy. Adjust your thermostat a couple of degrees to reduce usage, cooler in the winter , warmer in the summer. Avoid using appliances such as clothes dryers and ovens, during peak demand times early morning and late afternoon, set pool pumps to run late at night or early morning.
ERCOT thanks you in advance for helping us strike a balance for reliable electric power. It will help us all stay comfortable when it counts the most.