Ask 2: Do we still need to conserve electricity?


HOUSTONAt KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

Question: Do we still need to conserve electricity?

Answer: No

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced in a Feb. 19 news release that no conservation is needed and operations have returned to normal as Texas bounces back from last week’s arctic blast.

ERCOT ended emergency operations last Friday after power outages forced the electrical grid to conserve power during the winter storm.

If you are having issues with your electricity, contact your service provider immediately.

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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.