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Grid experts warn Valley residents of potential black outs

1 month 5 days 11 hours ago Friday, May 27 2022 May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022 5:40 PM May 27, 2022 in News

The Rio Grande Valley is approaching hot summer days and more people are running their air conditioners.

A recent announcement from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation warns that power grids in Texas are at elevated risk of going dark as a way to protect generation equipment. 

"There's concerns that it may be difficult to take those types of outages -forcing generators to take what we call 'forced outages'," Barbara Clemenhagen with Customized Energy Solutions said. 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas asked people to turn their thermostats up to 78 degrees or more to lower the pressure on the grid.

Watch the video above for the full story. 

Correction: The company's name is Customized Energy Solutions, not Customized Emergency Solutions. 

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