Pedernales Electric customers experience outages Tuesday afternoon

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LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Pedernales Electric Co-Op reported several customers without power on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the PEC outage map, there were a total of eight outages and 3,843 affected meters. Overall, 98.92% of meters retained power, and PEC reported crews restored service to members in Leander around 1:15 p.m.

PEC reports the cause of the outage in Leander is “animal interference.”

The news comes only one day after the Electric Reliability Commission of Texas (ERCOT) released a conservation alert urging Texans to conserve power due to forced generation outages. The commission said it’s conducting an analysis to determine why so many units are down.

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