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MISO Asks Entergy Texas Customers to Conserve Electricity

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It was a record setting day at MISO! Cold temperatures resulted in a huge increase in electricity demand.  MISO, the grid operator for the region, saw record-setting electric load today.  MISO’s South region, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Texas, saw peak usage of 32,144 megawatts – almost as high as the all-time summer peak for the region. 

MISO is requesting Entergy customers voluntarily reduce their electricity usage on Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. As temperatures stay low, remember that cold weather can drive usage as heaters are running more often to keep homes and businesses worm. Think twice before adjusting that thermostat! Try to keep it at 68 degrees or less, unplug non-essential lights and appliances and avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers and electric ovens when heating needs are the highest.


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