You know it’s HOT in Texas when you can’t have fireworks on the 4th of July, but that is exactly how hot and dry it is in Texas this summer. With the increased drought and heat this summer, there is likely to be more pressure on the Texas electricity GRID than ever before.
Along with this pressure on the infrastructure, there are still many retail electricity providers selling electricity at such low introductory rates that some could go out of business quickly should electricity demand hit the projected levels for this summer.
During these hot summer months we want to remind folks to turn your thermostat up to 80 or above when you go on vacation, and it might be a good idea to empty your refrigerator as much as possible to help conserve the power required to run it as well. If we all do our part, hopefully we can avoid any rolling brownouts this summer or even worse blackouts, not to mention a surge in electricity prices especially for anyone not in a fixed rate plan.
If you are not in a fixed rate electricity plan, we highly recommend you lock into one ASAP. Texas Electricity Alliance has three to choose from. Then do your part to help take the pressure off the GRID! And remember, Together We Save, Together We Share.