Extreme heat will likely tax the Texas electric grid Monday and Tuesday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to a Reliant news release. The company is asking people to reduce their energy use “making uninterrupted power more available for everyone.”
The National Weather Service in Brownsville described today’s temperatures as “dangerous heat,” and advise Rio Grande Valley residents to limit their time outdoors, hydrate and apply sunscreen. McAllen and Brownsville are both projected to feel like 113 by 3 p.m.
Reliant is requesting residents refrain from using “heat-producing appliances,” like dryers or dishwashers, during the hottest parts of the day, according to the release. They also suggest the use of curtains or blinds to reduce direct sunlight, and to increase thermostats by four degrees when residents are not home.