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Here is a list released by ERCOT giving tips on conserving power:

Keep your thermostat as low as is comfortable.

Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.

Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers and electric ovens during peak energy demand hours.

Close shades and blinds at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.

Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.

Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

DALLAS – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the agency that oversees the state’s power, says the energy grid is nearly maxed out.

The agency has warned consumers that if they don’t conserve power this morning, rolling blackouts will likely happen once again.

“If there are rolling blackouts, then that is an emergency situation and we won’t get much notice,” said Megan Wright, a spokeswoman with Oncor. “We’ll be required by ERCOT to start our emergency plan.”