PEC Makes “Signigicant Progress” Turning Lights Back On, ERCOT Cancels Rolling Power Outages
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) says it has made “significant progress” in addressing power outages across its service area, which includes Canyon Lake.
Although some members remain without power, the utility is working as quickly as possible to restore power, PEC said in a press release today.
Meanwhile, Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) suspended rotating service interruptions today.
Mike Viesca, executive vide president of Public Affairs for PEC, warned these outages could resume if conditions change.
“PEC members are asked not to report outages unless it lasts longer than an hour and a half,” he said. “All other outages not related to an ERCOT-directed service interruption can be reported at 888-883-3379 or at pec.smarthub.coop.
When the winter event began, and ERCOT ordered rotating service interruptions, PEC members were reporting outages caused by the service interruptions as well as by outages caused by the winter weather.
“This caused an extremely large increase in reported outages, which in turn triggered the outage map to become inaccurate,” he said.
On Wednesday, PEC said it successfully refined its rolling-service interruption process so outages lasts for 1 1/2 hours every three hours.