ERCOT To Test Emergency Communications Tonight

If you get an emergency alert from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (or ERCOT) tonight, don’t panic — it’s only a test.

As part of ERCOT’s aggressive pre-summer preparation activities, the grid operator will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system this evening, Wednesday, May 26, beginning at 7 p.m.

(Read: Texas House Goes Further Than Senate to Protect Grid)

During this time, test messages will be deployed and sent to multiple ERCOT communications channels at the beginning and end of the test, including:

During a potential grid event, ERCOT uses this automated notification system to send communications through these channels directly from the control room.

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