The dirtiest of all words has made its way to our newsfeed again, ERCOT. You remember them, right? The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is back in the news as it has warned Texans to conserve energy this week as the power grid, here, isn't capable of handling the amount of energy needed to "keep the lights on" as we enter days of extreme heat.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions. [ERCOT]

Yes, this is the same ERCOT that was responsible for the 150+ deaths of Texans during the freeze we experienced back in February...when the power grid in Texas failed.

Needless to say, ERCOT is a joke.

So, during this week, Texans are asked to conserve as much as possible by keeping our thermostats set at 78 degrees or higher. ERCOT also urges us to turn off lights and pool pumps while also avoid using large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers.

Ouch! That tweet didn't age well. Then again, neither did this one.

In no way is this a political post, merely pointing out that you shouldn't allow your tweets to write checks that you can't cash.

Winter freezes, like this past February, are once-in-a-lifetime, but we have sweltering heat every summer in Texas. There is absolutely no excuse for this, but one thing's for sure, there's about to be a circus of finger-pointing at the state and federal level.

Do your best to stay cool this week, and this summer, and let's hope a solution for our failed power grid comes sooner than later.

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