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Crews restoring final power outages, customers without power are asked to turn off major appliances

AEP Texas crews continue to restore electric service for customers without power. The restoration effort achieved 99 percent completion on Friday.

AEP Texas crews continue to restore electric service for customers without power. The restoration effort achieved 99 percent completion on Friday.


Friday update: AEP Texas has restored 97 percent of all customers

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 19, 2021) As of 1 p.m. Friday, AEP Texas has restored power to 97 percent of customers across the service territory affected by the load shed event this week. Crews and employees will continue working until all customers are restored.

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 19, 2021) As of 1 p.m. Friday, AEP Texas has restored power to 97 percent of customers across the service territory affected by the load shed event this week. Crews and employees will continue working until all customers are restored.


Friday evening update: 99 percent of all customers restored

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 19, 2021) As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, AEP Texas has restored power to 99 percent of the customers affected by this week’s winter storms and load shed event. The percentage includes all customers who experienced a power outage early Monday before the rotating outages started and customers who experienced a power outage once active restoration efforts began Wednesday evening. Crews and employees will continue working until all customers are restored.

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 19, 2021) As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, AEP Texas has restored power to 99 percent of the customers affected by this week’s winter storms and load shed event. The percentage includes all customers who experienced a power outage early Monday before the rotating outages started and customers who experienced a power outage once active restoration efforts began Wednesday evening. Crews and employees will continue working until all customers are restored.


AEP Texas restores more than 150,000 customers overnight as generation increases on the electric grid

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas restored electric service to approximately 150,000 customers overnight late Wednesday into Thursday morning as more generation came online in ERCOT. We are actively working to restore power to customers throughout our service territory.

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas restored electric service to approximately 150,000 customers overnight late Wednesday into Thursday morning as more generation came online in ERCOT. We are actively working to restore power to customers throughout our service territory.


AEP Texas continues to restore power to customers across the state

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas continues to make progress Thursday restoring electric service to customers across the service territory. As of 6:30 p.m., more than 88 percent of the customers affected by the load shed event have had their power restored.

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas continues to make progress Thursday restoring electric service to customers across the service territory. As of 6:30 p.m., more than 88 percent of the customers affected by the load shed event have had their power restored.


AEP Texas begins restoring customers and increases outage rotations as generation increases

AEP Texas restored electric service to approximately 125,000 customers Wednesday and increased rotation of electricity as generation increases on the electrical grid.

AEP Texas restored electric service to approximately 125,000 customers Wednesday and increased rotation of electricity as generation increases on the electrical grid.


ERCOT outage orders continue Wednesday, AEP Texas focusing on critical services and customers who have been without power longest

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 17, 2021) ERCOT on Wednesday directed AEP Texas to shed load once again. With continued ERCOT orders to remove load off the grid, power outages will continue. AEP Texas crews and employees stand ready to restore power when ERCOT signals that sufficient generation makes it safe to begin.

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 17, 2021) ERCOT on Wednesday directed AEP Texas to shed load once again. With continued ERCOT orders to remove load off the grid, power outages will continue. AEP Texas crews and employees stand ready to restore power when ERCOT signals that sufficient generation makes it safe to begin.


Restoration Status -- 2-16-2021 9:15

ERCOT has directed AEP Texas and other utilities throughout the state to reduce additional load on the electrical grid again this evening.  Please prepare for more power outages, and for current power outages to continue. AEP Texas crews and employees are ready to begin full restoration of electric service as soon as power is available.

ERCOT has directed AEP Texas and other utilities throughout the state to reduce additional load on the electrical grid again this evening.  Please prepare for more power outages, and for current power outages to continue. AEP Texas crews and employees are ready to begin full restoration of electric service as soon as power is available.


Restoration Status and Q&A: 2-16-2021: 1 p.m.

As the state continues to experience a shortage of electric generation, AEP Texas continues to await permission from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to begin full restoration even as ERCOT continues to request that AEP Texas and other utilities remove additional electric load from the electric grid.  It remains unclear when ERCOT will issue the go-ahead allowing utilities to begin full restoration of service to customers.   

As the state continues to experience a shortage of electric generation, AEP Texas continues to await permission from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to begin full restoration even as ERCOT continues to request that AEP Texas and other utilities remove additional electric load from the electric grid.  It remains unclear when ERCOT will issue the go-ahead allowing utilities to begin full restoration of service to customers.   


ERCOT instructs AEP Texas and other electric utilities to shed additional load from their systems

At 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) instructed AEP Texas and other electric utilities to increase the number of service interruptions in addition to the existing interruptions that began early Monday morning.  

At 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) instructed AEP Texas and other electric utilities to increase the number of service interruptions in addition to the existing interruptions that began early Monday morning.  


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