Jeff S. From Houston
Susan B. From Dallas
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is the corporation comprised and governed by a board of directors from investor and municipally own electric utilities, generators, independent members and consumers. Their mission is to maintain and ensure the reliability of the power grid that operates in the State of Texas. Essentially, they make sure you get the electricity you need into your home or business.
According to the ERCOT website (www.ercot.com); “Texas’ main electric power grid is a 38,000-mile network of long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines and substations that carries bulk electricity to multiple utility companies for distribution to their customers. This grid, which has an overall generation capacity of about 78,000 Megawatts, delivers approximately 85 percent of Texas’ overall power usage to 20 million Texans (7 million total electric customers or meters).Basically, ERCOT is here to maintain and ensure the reliability of the power grid that operates in the State of Texas. They make sure you get electricity into your home or business. ERCOT is one regional reliability councils in North America and enforce reliability standards for the electricity grid and utility operations.”
The ERCOT power grid covers about 75 percent of Texas and about 85 percent of the electricity load in Texas. They manage the scheduling and financial settlement of power onto this electricity grid and the delivery of that power over the transmission lines.
ERCOT is comprised and governed by a board of directors from investor and municipally own electric utilities, generators, independent members and consumers.