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Expect local 15-minute rolling electricity blackouts Wednesday

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities across North Texas to begin rotating electricity outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather.

The City of Rockwall has been informed that controlled outages have begun and should last 10 to 15 minutes.

Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities.

Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included.

Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity use to the lowest level possible.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher.

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