ERCOT (the Electric Reliability Council of Texas) has announced the start up of the Texas Advisory and Notification System (TXANS), a new communications tool that will deliver information on grid conditions to the public. As part of ERCOT’s continuing effort to be more open and transparent, the announcement is in addition to the previously announced 6-Day Supply and Demand Forecast and Fuel Mix dashboards available on the ERCOT webpage.
“TXANS will deliver clear and reliable notifications ahead of significant weather conditions where high demand on the grid is possible,” said Pablo Vegas, ERCOT president and CEO. “Keeping Texans informed earlier adds a new level of awareness on grid conditions and any public action that may be needed.”
TXANS will introduce the ERCOT Weather Watch, which is intended to provide the public with an earlier notification 3-5 days ahead of possible higher demand due to forecasted conditions. An ERCOT Weather Watch is issued when grid conditions are otherwise normal.