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ERCOT Demand Hits Record For July

July 24, 2018

ERCOT said demand reached 70,587 MW on Monday, July 16, topping the 69,647 MW record for the month set on July 3. Monday’s peak was shy of the grid’s all-time high of 71,110 MW in August 2016 and ERCOT's forecast high of 72,756 MW for this summer – but that is not expected to last. The Texas grid operator predicted peak demand would break Monday's mark every day over the next week, including Saturday and Sunday, when usage usually falls as businesses close for the weekend.