The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has ordered an end to the rolling electrical outages.
Dallas television station WFAA reports that the agency that
supervises electrical power distribution in Texas has halted the
blackouts which began Wednesday morning, a day after an ice and
snow storm blanketed parts of Texas.
Consumers and businesses were being urged to reduce their
The ERCOT region includes Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San
Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Abilene and the Rio Grande Valley.
ERCOT manages the flow of electricity to about 22 million Texas
Rotating outages are defined as "controlled, temporary
interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes