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Forced Outage List – ERCOT Final Update Posted
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Texas Business reports:  The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which initiated controversial rolling blackouts in early February, released the final list of forced outages during last month’s severe weather event.

The forced outages identified by time period are:

50 units:  Feb. 2, midnight to 5:43 a.m. , the beginning of the rotating outages

91 units:  Feb. 2, midnight to 1 p.m. , the end of the rotating outages

102 units:  Feb. 2, midnight to 11:59 p.m. , the full operating day

152 units:  Feb. 1-4, the full period of the winter storm. 

The units on the list represent those whose owners or operators have given ERCOT written consent to publicly disclose the unit names and represent approximately 99 percent of all the units  that experienced a forced outage at some time during Feb. 1-4.  

 ERCOT developed data on the generation outages through review of its internal operator records, outage scheduler information, telemetry data received from generators, and responses to information requests sent to generators.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to 22 million Texas customers - representing 85 percent of the state's electric load and 75 percent of the Texas land area.

As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects 40,000 miles of transmission lines and more than 550 generation units. ERCOT also manages financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers customer switching for 6.5 million Texans in competitive choice areas.

ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.

ERCOT's members include consumers, cooperatives, independent generators, independent power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities (transmission and distribution providers), and municipal-owned electric utilities.