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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the governing body that oversees the electric grid in Texas, is asking all Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible through Friday, June 18. Per ERCOT, a significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.

Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and weatherize and improve the reliability of the state's power grid. Abbott made ERCOT reform and weatherization of the power system emergency items this past session.

Even as the official retirement date of the Trinidad Power Plant nears, work progresses on a solar farm at Forest Grove.