BPUB Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) asks its customers to conserve electricity today during peak demand hours between 3-7 p.m. This request is being made as part of a call by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to limit or reduce electrical use to preserve the Rio Grande Valley energy grid.

BPUB wants its customers to know this issue is not isolated to any one energy provider but is something that affects everyone in the lower Rio Grande Valley area and is being done to avoid overloading the local power grid as demand soars with the warmer temperatures and unplanned electric generation outages, according to ERCOT.

Customers can conserve electricity by turning off unnecessary lights, not washing and drying clothes during peak hours (3-7 p.m.), and turning up thermostats on air conditioning units.

The BPUB will keep customers updated on conservation requests via social media, as they occur. For updates of service outages, please visit the BPUB Facebook, Twitter page or visit the BPUB website at www.brownsville-pub.com.