Over Memorial Day weekend, 70 percent of Lubbock's electric consumption was switched to ERCOT. A few weeks later, and ERCOT is already asking customers to conserve energy.

It's hot across the State of Texas, and it's been hot for the last week or so. That means a lot of people are running air conditioners and using power.

On Monday afternoon ERCOT sent out a message on Twitter saying they are issuing "a Conservation Alert, and Texans are being asked to safely reduce their electric use."

According to the Texas Tribune, the state's main power grid is struggling to keep up with demand, which has prompted ERCOT to ask Texans to conserve energy until Friday, June 18th, 2021.

The last time ERCOT sent out any type of warning was back in April on a relatively mild day. The reason ERCOT sent a warning on that day was due to the number of outages due to repairs. Reporting by the Texas Tribune shows this could be same reasoning behind today's warning:

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