SAN ANGELO, TX -- Electrical outages continue impacting a vast area of San Angelo and it doesn't appear it will be solved anytime soon.
Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Monday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) entered into emergency conditions and initiated rotating outages. These outages were started to avoid a sustained large-scale outage and prevent long-term damage to the electric system.
At that time 10,500 MW of customer load was shed at the highest point -- which is enough power to power nearly 2 million homes. Currently, over 30,000 MW of generation have been forced off the system.
According to AEP, as of 4:15 p.m. on Monday, there are approximately 357,887 outages in south and west Texas. This includes the outages caused by weather and outages caused by the ERCOT directive to begin rotating power outages.
AEP data shows that in Tom Green County there are approximately 13,076 outages that are affecting around 50,000.
An update will be available around 6:30 p.m., according to the AEP website.