The Texas Power Outage Alert program, created by Texas legislation in the year 2021, is designed to notify Texas broadcasters when the power supply is inadequate to meet the demand for the state or a region. Once notified, broadcasters will provide useful information to the public of the potential grid emergency as well as resource information from the Public Utility Commission of Texas or any of the four independent organizations (Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Midwest Reliability Organization, Southeast Reliability Corporation or Western Electricity Coordinating Council) with oversight of grid operations in Texas.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas and any of the four independent organizations may request activation of the power outage alert network when the following criteria is met:
- Power supply is inadequate to meet demand for the state or a region
Power Outage Alert – Resources