ERCOT: No Grid Issues Expected During Upcoming Eclipse


SAN ANGELO, TX - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is not expecting any grid reliability concerns during the upcoming total solar eclipse.

The eclipse will pass over the ERCOT region between 12:10 and 3:10 p.m. on April 8.

ERCOT stated on social media that the impact of lower solar generation during the eclipse will be reflected in forecasts starting Monday, April 1, and will be updated hourly on the day of the eclipse. No calls have been issued for reduced energy usage.

ERCOT said it has been forecasting models reflecting reduced solar power production similar to sunset and sunrise in the middle of the day. It said it will continue to monitor conditions and keep the public informed.

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