ERCOT Sets New June Electricity Demand Record

June 6, 2018

 

As a Spring heat wave continues in Texas, ERCOT continues to set electricity use records.

The grid manager registered a new June record for demand on the first day of the month, with usage exceeding 67.8 GW between 4 and 5 pm on Friday.

ERCOT said that broke the previous June record, set last year, in which demand reached 67.6 GW.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it also hit a record for three hours straight on May 29th, 2018, when demand reached a high of 67.3 GW between 3 and 5 pm.

June is the fourth month so far this year in which electricity demand has set new records.