Electric emergency update from Oncor
Wednesday, ERCOT directed Oncor and other utilities to begin restoring power previously dropped from the electric grid. As a result of the increased generation and stable demand, Oncor has since been able to cease controlled, or rotating, outages.
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, there are approximately 150,000 remaining Oncor customers without power. This is a result of damage from yesterday’s winter storm, previous winter weather and storm damage that could not be identified until equipment was re-energized, and damage to electric equipment caused by record-breaking low temperatures.
Our personnel will continue working 24/7 to restore power to these remaining customers. We recognize the hardships that this power emergency has caused for our customers and communities. We appreciate their patience as we awaited the return of electric generation and protected the Texas electric grid.
Due to the large amounts of system activity surrounding power restoration, we expect it will take some time for our tracking systems to accurately reflect these updates in our outage map. In addition, we will continue to follow the direction of ERCOT should electric generation change and immediately take steps to inform our customers of any updates.
For additional information from Oncor about the current weather impacts and FAQs, visit online.
Trash and recycling services
Trash and recycling pick-up services are currently suspended. Waste Connections expects to resume pick-up service on Monday, Feb. 22 following the regular schedule. Please note that due to an expected higher than usual volume of trash, recycling pick-up may be delayed.
Electronic waste (E-waste) and household hazardous waste (HHW) pick-ups are expected to resume service on Monday, Feb. 22. Bulky item and yard waste pick-up services are suspended until March 1. The city will announce updated information on its website.