Can HILCO guarantee that Members have enough electricity in the event of another severe winter storm?
No. Since HILCO is a distribution cooperative and does not produce its own electricity, we, along with the rest of the state, must purchase energy on the ERCOT market. Because of this, there must be a sufficient power supply to fulfill demand. The entire electrical grid can collapse if supply is insufficient to meet demand. ERCOT has devised a set of emergency measures that can be used to deter this. These procedures may include mandating rotational outages to preserve grid stability under severe conditions. HILCO and all other ERCOT-regulated utilities must abide by any requirements for rotating outages.