Texas saw the highest energy use of the year on Tuesday, but Local 2's Consumer Expert Amy Davis says that could be topped on Wednesday.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says power generation plants are doing a great job keeping up with the demand we're seeing in this high heat. There is no threat of brown-outs at this time, like Texas saw in 2011.
CenterPoint Energy said there are things we all can do to keep electricity flowing as the temperatures rise.
In Houston, unless your job requires you to be outside most of us are indoors and CenterPoint's Alicia Dixon says that's where we can make the biggest difference.
"It's really all about the air conditioning load, so the biggest impact consumers can make is turning up the thermostat particularly between four and six in the afternoon,” said Davis.
If you want to do more, turn off the lights; close your drapes and shutters; and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine and dryer during the heat of the day.
All of these tips will not only help keep our area from seeing brown-outs, they will also help to lower your electricity bill.