Yesterday, the state set a record for electricity use in July-- 65,787 megawatts at 5 p.m-- and that broke the record set in July of last year. And then today, the 5 p.m. generation number was higher than yesterday's, but still below the all-time summer high set last August of almost 69,000 megawatts.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas urges all residents to conserve electricity in late afternoon hours.
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