ERCOT Issues Conservation Warnings as Subfreezing Temps Test Grid Post-Uri
For Immediate Release: January 15, 2024
TEXAS – Roland Gutierrez’s Campaign for the U.S. Senate is postponing events in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley this week after the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued warnings about power capacity due to weather conditions from the arctic blast.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we’re moving our events in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio to keep Texans safe during the next few days of sub-freezing temperatures. I am urging all Texans to stay prepared and listen to local authorities on weather conditions in your county. Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled, and know where your nearest warming center is, in case of an emergency. My team and I are standing by to assist in any capacity we can. Texas is resilient, and together we will get through this,” said Roland Gutierrez.
“Texans across the state are battling extreme weather with poor infrastructure and anxieties about the state’s electrical grid.
Texas Republicans refuse to tackle and fix our broken systems. We must connect to the eastern and western grids to provide power stability. We need serious solutions to the problems we face in Texas, and we need politicians that don’t run from those solutions.”
Gutierrez recently completed the first week of his 4,500 mile, 25 day tour of Texas, and will resume with trips to BRYAN, HOUSTON, and surrounding areas on Thursday.
The Roland Gutierrez Campaign advises Texans to visit the following resources to stay up-to-date on emergency conditions: