The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, ERCOT, held a media tour inside it's facility in Taylor, TX. Tuesday afternoon May 15, 2018. Warren Lasher, Senior Director, System Planning, talks about the summer 2018 outlook. ERCOT System Operators work inside the massive control room updating electric use every five minutes. ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers which represents about 90 percent of the stateâs electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 570+ generation units.
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