(ZEROHEDGE) – Texas' electricity grid operator asked customers Friday evening to conserve power this weekend after half a dozen generation plants were knocked offline amid another round of unseasonably hot weather.
"On Friday afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline, resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity," The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) wrote.
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Local newspaper Austin American-Statesman said one megawatt of electricity powers 200 homes on a hot summer day. "That means the 2,900 megawatts that went offline are enough to power about 580,000 homes," it noted.