Update: 9 p.m. ERCOT has ended the call for conservation and everything is back to normal operating conditions. Thank you for participating in this conservation effort.

ERCOT has called for Texas energy consumers to conserve energy as electricity demand has been close to current generation capacity this afternoon.

“Alert: Due to a combination of high generation outages typical in April and higher-than-forecast demand caused by a stalled cold front over Texas, ERCOT may enter emergency conditions. We do not expect customer outages. Declaring an emergency would allow us to access additional resources.

Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity use this afternoon and into the evening.”