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Texas officials warn residents to decrease electricity usage amid power outages

Texas officials pleaded with residents to limit their electricity usage on Monday amid higher temperatures, due to a series of mechanical problems at power plants. The warning was issued from ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and comes four months after a deadly winter storm left many residents without power.
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Tue, Jun 15 20215:10 PM EDT

Texas officials pleaded residents to limit their electricity usage on Monday amid higher temperatures due to a series of mechanical problems at power plants causing power outages. It's unclear why outages are occurring but they are expected to decrease throughout the week. The warning was issued from ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. It comes four months after the deadly winter storm that left many residents without power.