To improve transparency and strengthen Texans’ trust in the state power grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas released a new dashboard with the forecast supply and demand for six days.
The forecast dashboard provides Texans with an idea of what supply and demand for energy will look like in the future, much like a weather forecast, according to a news release from ERCOT.
“While the supply and demand forecasts may change, as weather forecasts do, the dashboard provides a general ‘heads up’ on the supply/demand trends based on currently known information,” said Dan Woodfin, ERCOT’s vice president of system operations, in the release.
The new dashboard uses real-time data and projected information on supply and demand from hourly forecasts. It can be found on ERCOT’s homepage and well as the Grid and Market Conditions site by selecting “6-day forecast” below the single-day supply and demand chart.