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.
During this time, test messages will be deployed and sent to multiple ERCOT communications channels at the beginning and end of the test, including:
- ERCOT’s Twitter page (@ERCOT_ISO)
- ERCOT mobile app
- EmergencyAlerts email distribution list
- Spotlight on the home page of ERCOT.com
- Operations Messages and Public Notices on ERCOT.com
During a potential grid event, ERCOT uses this automated notification system to send communications through these channels directly from the control room.