The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of Texas, unveiled a free smartphone app that will make energy conservation a little bit easier for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The initial version includes current system operating conditions, conservation tips and an overview of ERCOT. Notably, the app will provide “push” notifications straight to Apple and Android devices. When ERCOT is experiencing high demand and conservation is critical, users who enable the feature will receive alerts notifying them of the situation. That’s also when the conservation tips page will be especially useful.
iPhone and Android users can find the free ERCOT Energy Saver app by searching for ERCOT in the Apple and Google app stores. Over time, additional features may become available, depending on system needs and user feedback. Read the entire press release