Month: February 2021

BPUB Restoring Non-Rotating Service Outages

By bpub | February 16, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. These are non-rotating outages. The following areas are without power: Area Number of customers Calle Galaxia 23 Mason Avenue 78 Camino Verde Drive 4 Shadowbrook Ln. 1…

BPUB, Utilities Across Texas Continue Facing Rotating Outages

By bpub | February 16, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – With extreme cold weather continuing Monday night across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and utilities across Texas continue to be employing rotating outages to protect the state’s electrical grid. These rotating outages will likely continue into Tuesday, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ERCOT, the agency responsible…

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 7:30 p.m.

By bpub | February 16, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Area Number of customers Roosevelt, Avenida de la Plata, International Blvd.; Grant to Southmost 1,387 E.…

BPUB Service Outage Update 6 p.m.

By bpub | February 16, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on power outages within the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) system related to damage caused by the weather or other issues not associated with rotating outages. Area Number of customers Cause Estimated restoration time Winnipeg and Rancho Viejo 900 Need to replace distribution switchgear Approximately 3 hours…

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:30 p.m.

By rgreenfeld | February 15, 2021 |

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:30 p.m.   BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Los Ebanos Blvd., Honeydale Rd., Emerald Ln., Catherine Ln.,…

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:15 p.m.

By rgreenfeld | February 15, 2021 |

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:15 p.m. BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Kings Hwy, Boca Chica, Texas Ave, Coolidge, Santa Elena, E…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

By bpub | February 14, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of extreme cold weather in Brownsville and across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) activated its emergency operations center, effective Sunday at 5 p.m. The Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts this weather event could result in record winter electric use and has already requested that customers…

ERCOT Requests Electric Conservation

By bpub | February 14, 2021 |

Brownsville, TX –With extreme cold weather across Texas, Brownsville Public Utilities (BPUB) customers are encouraged to reduce their electricity as much as possible Sunday, Feb. 14 through Tuesday, Feb. 16 to help decrease the risk of electricity emergencies. On Sunday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) instructed BPUB, along with the other electric utilities…

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

By bpub | February 12, 2021 |

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and bears down on the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is making preparations in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include:…