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Posted on: February 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Feb. 17 Power Outage Update

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The current power outage situation seems to remain much the same - unclear.
๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž’๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ :
  • More than 2.5 million Texans are still without power this morning as of 8:30 a.m., according to poweroutage.us. 
  • Oncor is reporting more than 19,000 outages, affecting 668,00 customers. Of those 668,000 customers, 153,000 live in Tarrant County.
  • Oncor is still saying rolling outages are in place because of lack of generation.
  • The winter storm that rolled through did not help the situation.
  • Oncor is reporting they have personnel and out of state mutual assistance contractors staged across the territory before the storm and are now actively engaged in restoration efforts.
๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž (๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ) ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ:
  • When power will be restored.
Here’s information Oncor released this morning about this topic:
For controlled outages: ERCOT has been unable to predict when more generation will be available and when there will be enough electric supply to meet customer demand. We are doing all we can to ensure Oncor will be prepared to safely deliver electricity to our customers as soon as ERCOT allows.  
For winter storm damage: Our crews and out of state mutual assistance contractors are now actively engaged in restoration efforts. Continued winter impacts such as extreme cold, treacherous road conditions and ice buildup may impact progress. However, these personnel are well experienced in working in extreme weather conditions and will be working around the clock to assess damages, clear debris and repair damaged equipment. Even then, power from ERCOT must be available for us to reenergize your home or business. 
The bottom line: Because ERCOT cannot yet tell us when power will be available, we continue asking all Oncor customers to be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time.

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