ERCOT set to test emergency notification system on Wednesday, May 26, starting at 7 p.m.

Part of it's pre-summer preparation activities

AUSTIN, Texas – As part of ERCOT’s pre-summer preparation activities, starting Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m., the grid operator will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system. ERCOT utilizes this automated notification system to send timely communications through these channels directly from the control room during a potential grid event.

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What does this mean?

Text messages will be established and/or 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
  • Operations Messages and Public Notices on

For more information, please see ERCOT’s market notice.