ERCOT to test its emergency notification system

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HOUSTON – ERCOT said Wednesday that it will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system at 7 p.m.

That means at that time, test messages will be deployed and/or sent to multiple ERCOT communications channels at the beginning and end of the test, including:

During a potential grid event like the February winter storm, ERCOT uses this automated notification system to send communications through these channels directly from the control room.

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