ERCOT has an appJuly 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am by Natalie Stoll under Weather
Everyone needs a reminder from time to time especially when it comes to saving energy. When our temperatures hit the triple digits, there is extra strain on the electrical grid and unless we all conserve a little energy, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) may be forced into using temporary rolling blackouts.
Now, there’s a new smartphone tool for those reminders.
Want real-time updates on the ERCOT grid—and tips on how to effectively conserve electricity during peak times? Now there’s an app for that.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of Texas, has a free mobile app. The initial version includes current system operating conditions, conservation tips and an overview of ERCOT.
Most notably, the app will provide “push” notifications straight to Apple and Android devices. When ERCOT is experiencing high demand and conservation is critical, users who enable the feature will receive alerts notifying them of the situation. That’s also when the conservation tips page will be especially useful.
iPhone, iPad and Android users can find the free ERCOT Energy Saver app by searching for ERCOT in the Apple and Google app stores. Over time, additional features may become available, depending on system needs and user feedback