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Posted on: February 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] ERCOT Mandates Rotating Outages

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๐–๐‡๐€๐“ ๐–๐„ ๐Š๐๐Ž๐–: The
Electric Reliability Council of Texas
(ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages. These are controlled, temporary interruptions of electrical service that rotate through different parts of the electric grid.
Rotating outages typically last up to 45 minutes, but may vary, and have been proven effective at protecting the electric grid during times of incredibly high electric demand and low supply.
Some customers may experience longer outages if power surges cause equipment failure during the restoration process. Potential power surges can be minimized by turning off appliances, lights and other equipment, except for one task light to determine when power has been restored. 

๐–๐‡๐€๐“ ๐–๐„ ๐ƒ๐Ž๐'๐“ ๐Š๐๐Ž๐–: Whether the various outages Bedford residents are experiencing are part of these planned outages or not. Customers without power for more than 45 minutes should report outages to their provider. It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last.

To report an outage to Oncor and view the outage map, please visit

For more information from ERCOT, visit

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