Monday, February 15, 2021

Emergency Message About Rotating Outages

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For immediate release:
February 14, 2021
Contact:  Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center, 512-974-0590

Media Alert: Emergency Message About Rotating Outages to be Sent

Austin, TX – The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center will be sending an emergency message through Warn Central Texas to alert the public that rotating power outages are necessary.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has asked Austin Energy to reduce power usage and rotating outages are necessary to curb demand.

The emergency message will be sent by text message and email to all Warn Central Texas subscribers in Austin-Travis County in both English and Spanish.

The message says, "Due to record electric demand, Texas electric grid operator is directing rotating outages to protect electric grid reliability. Outages typically 40 mins or less. Length and frequency depend on severity of event. Prepare for possible power interruptions due to mandated rotating outages."

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