Entergy Texas’ western region is experiencing a record all-time load. High electrical power demand has caused a power shortage and issues caused by the freeze are impacting generation units and transmission lines. Entergy Texas has been conducting targeted customer outages to prevent the possibility of more extensive and wider spread outages. The City of Caldwell will begin participating in the load reduction and implementing rolling outages around the city. Outages have been occurring in communities across the state throughout the day. These rolling outages may last several hours and it is not necessary to report your outage during this time. As energy providers work to bring generation back into full operation, the time needed for a customers periodic outage should be lessened but currently the amount of load shed required is high enough that providers unable to do so. Because of the extremely cold temperatures resuming to full operation is a slower process than usual. Customers without power can help in the restoration process by turning off major appliances but leaving on a lamp or another light to indicate when power is restored. Then gradually turn on other appliances to spread out the increase in power usage over a longer time. Remember to stay home and conserve electricity as much as possible cover windows to keep heat in your home and minimize usage of electronics when power is restored. City crews and other energy provider companies are working to minimize outage times as much as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience this outage has caused and appreciate your understanding.

If you have a life-threatening emergency please call the Burleson county sheriffs department at 979-567-4343.

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Post date: 02/15/2021 4:00 PM