Cities across Texas are setting records for energy highs, and San Antonio is no exception.
CPS Energy says they set a new energy usage record for the month of June, as local energy use on Monday recorded at 4,679 megawatts (MW), 40 megawatts more than the month's previous record high.
This could present a problem as most of the state, including CPS Energy in San Antonio, uses the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas as their electricity grid.
"ERCOT makes up about 85% of Texas so we all feed into that grid, and if there's not enough demand or if something happens...if there's a plant that trips or a malfunction or something that takes place, we end up losing some generation and that could possibly put us in danger of rolling outages," said CPS spokeswoman Christine Patmon.
With triple-degree temperatures making their way into most Texas forecasts, CPS Energy and ERCOT are asking consumers to conserve energy where they can.
"During this heat right now what's most important is that you not use your stove or your dryer or things that are going to create excess heat within your home and cause your air conditioner system to work overtime," said Patmon.
Energy Conservation is most important from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm everyday, as those are ERCOT's primary usage hours.
"You have people who are returning home from work and people who are coming home from summer school, and so as more people are getting into their homes their lights are being turned on and their AC is being turned down. Things are happening inside the home that are causing the demand for electricity to increase during those hours, and so if we can try to keep the demand lower during that time then we can ensure that everyone has enough energy statewide."