UPDATE: PEC’s website under FAQ states “appropriately 20 minutes” for rolling blackouts. Corridor News reached out to PEC’s communications director and asked why Austin Energy was rolling their blackouts at 40 minutes each and San Marcos was at 2.5 hours & counting. Was informed it must be an outage. We reported it to their hotline…however it never stated there was a current outage. Not sure why ERCOT would allow one provider 40 minutes and another 2.5 hours and counting. Or it could be PEC.
JOHNSON CITY, Texas — Due to continued frigid weather across Texas, the regional electric grid is operating under emergency conditions. Utilities statewide, including Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), have been directed to reduce demand. As a result, service interruptions will occur throughout the PEC service territory.
These service interruptions will continue as long as the regional grid operator experiences peak demand. If an interruption occurs in your area, please take proactive steps for power restoration.
All electrical appliances affected by the service disruption should be turned off, as well as circuit breakers to major appliances.
Once power is restored, members can avoid electrical overload by turning their appliances back on in 15-minute intervals. PEC will communicate to members when the emergency service interruptions end. Please go to pec.coop for the latest information