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    Just received notification from our electric provider that they are starting rollong blackouts....... :( :(

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    Sorry to hear that. I sure hope they don't do that here.

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    What does it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What does it mean?
    That's when the power co. start cutting the power off to try and save electrical usage. They generally do it for a few hours a day.

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    I remember when Calif did that to keep the grid from being overloaded. What a mess, you never knew when the power was going to go off and how long it would be off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What does it mean?
    That's when the power co. start cutting the power off to try and save electrical usage. They generally do it for a few hours a day.
    That can be deadly in the record heat we've been getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    What does it mean?
    That's when the power co. start cutting the power off to try and save electrical usage. They generally do it for a few hours a day.
    That can be deadly in the record heat we've been getting.
    When we were in Ca. they always did it during the hottest part of the day.

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    Oh no :( I am so sorry... what a disruption in every aspect!
    What about those who depend on medical equipment or can't take the heat without A/C due to medical problems?

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    Today we didn't have power from 6am up to 4pm in my business. The only thing I could do was clean up. So I got rid of tons of papers no longer needed and tidied up my desk.

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    They said on Ch 8 it was for 15 - 45 minutes only. SO time prepare. It's getting bad here and this is the first day.

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    We heard we might also but it is now 7PM so I guess we are ok for today. I hate it when I am right in the middle of cooking dinner.

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    We had some the 1st part of July 1966, we had several very hot days then. We haven't had any since then. Sorry to hear others are having to go through this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Just received notification from our electric provider that they are starting rollong blackouts....... :( :(
    most of TX, OK and KS are going to be doing this starting next week...the heat takes its toll on everything...

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    They did that here back in the winter when we had so much cold weather

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    from ERCOT's website (good & bad news):

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, canceled the level 2 emergency at 6:07 p.m., and interruptible loads are restored. The level 1 emergency will stay in place until the operating reserves return to higher than 2500 megawatts (MW).

    Peak demand was 66,815 MW between 4 and 5 p.m. today – lower than yesterday’s record-high demand since approximately 1,500 MW of load resources and emergency interruptible service resources were dropped as part of the level 2 emergency procedures.

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    I received an email on this subject to cut back on the power from 3PM - 7PM today and tomorrow.

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    With this heat it can be dangerous for some people.

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    I will pray for cooler weather for all of you
    This is terrible!!!!
    We are starting on the cooler side of this weather,Thankgoodness....80's this wk and next..+ rain

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    OMG - so sorry to hear that. Down in the Austin area they have been talking about them, but haven't put into effect yet. They are on Austin Energy & I am on PEC - what provider do you have?

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    It was a bit cooler here today than yesterday. At 8:30am it was 82 with a very nice breeze, I was hoping it would last all day! We've had rolling black outs in the past and yes, it is usually late afternoon at the worse heat of the day.

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    Hmmm. Maybe my kids will have to detach themselves from their various electronic brain-sucking machines (AND those of their friends) long enough for me to see their precious faces.

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    We get brownouts when the power gets too overloaded...I think sometimes that they are worse....It makes the airconditioner work harder, because it isn't getting sufficient power.

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    rolling blackouts started in Houston yesterday 15-45 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh no :( I am so sorry... what a disruption in every aspect!
    What about those who depend on medical equipment or can't take the heat without A/C due to medical problems?
    Because of the medical necessity. These customers usually have red plugs or their power company knows not to turn off their power.

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    This was on one of the Austin TV news FB pages tonight from a weatherman:


    "Wow...the news just doesn't get any better, does it? Texas A&M State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says not only was July 2011 the hottest month EVER RECORDED in Austin, it was the HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD FOR TEXAS! And, he proclaimed that this is now OFFICIALLY THE MOST SEVERE ONE-YEAR DROUGHT ON RECORD FOR TEXAS."

    It is still 102 where I live no. of Austin & it's 10 PM!!!

    THANK EVERYONE WHO IS SENDING PRAYERS FOR SOME RELIEF.

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