ERCOT has asked Oncor and utilities across Texas to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand and protect the integrity of the electric grid. The length of these outages have been significantly extended because of the emergency grid conditions and extreme cold. I assure you that your first responders and city emergency management teams have been working closely with Oncor to respond to this situation.
In Cedar Hill, we take care of each other. Your neighbor could be in serious trouble during these outages, especially if they are elderly or medically vulnerable. Please reach out and check on your neighbors, and help them if you can. The Zula B. Wylie Public Library (225 Cedar St.) will be open this evening if residents need a temporary place to get in from the cold.
ERCOT and Oncor have asked that those who have power conserve energy as much as possible. Let’s all do our part and help our neighbors by setting our thermostats a few degrees lower, turning off or unplug non-essential lights and appliances, and closing our shades and blinds to preserve heat inside.
We will get through this situation together, and as in all things, we are much stronger together - praying and working in unison for the good of our community.
Mayor Stephen Mason
Find updates and service impacts at cedarhilltx.com/winter.