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San Antonio Opens Cooling Center After ERCOT Calls for Power Saving Measures

San Antonio – The city of San Antonio has opened a cooling center throughout the city for residents in need of evacuation from the heat.

The announcement came after the Texas Electric Reliability Council (ERCOT) urged the state to save electricity this week to avoid the need for a spin stop.

According to the city, residents who need to move to a cooling center can call 311 for help. Service animals are placed in cooling centers, but residents need to allow all other pets access to shade and cold water elsewhere.

VIA Metropolitan Transit offers a free ride to the Cooling Center from June 15th. According to VIA, passengers need to notify the bus driver that they are moving to a cooling center.

VIAtrans customers can book their cooling center destinations on the same day, VIA said.

Riders must wear a mask when boarding the bus.

CPS Energy also encourages customers to save energy at home by following this guide.

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  • Set the thermostat 2-3 degrees higher from 2 pm to 7 pm. Set the programmable thermostat to a higher temperature when no one is at home. The optimum energy saving temperature is 78 degrees.

  • Avoid using large appliances (ovens, washing machines, etc.), especially during peak demand.

  • Use the fan and feel cool 4-6 degrees. Remember: Fans cool people by moving air across the skin. They do not cool the room, so it should be turned off in an empty room.

  • Set the pool pump to run early in the morning or at night.Shut off from 4 pm to 6 pm

  • Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances and unplug them.

  • Close window shades and blinds exposed to direct sunlight.

  • Charge the electric vehicle after 9 pm

Click here to see the location and opening hours of the cooling center.

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San Antonio Opens Cooling Center After ERCOT Calls for Power Saving Measures

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