THE LATEST: Power has been restored to most areas in the City of Coleman. Tuesday night the City of Coleman said in a Facebook post that the AEP was ready to “flip the switch,” but they were then told that ERCOT would not allow them to restore power.
However, on Wednesday afternoon the City of Coleman provided an update on the power situation.
“The City has been successful in convincing the right people to apply pressure in the right places. Power has been restored to almost ALL of Coleman,” said the City of Coleman in a Facebook post.
“There may still be a small section of the city without power due to the damaged switch at the AEP substation. Our electrical crews are working to add those sections to the other portions of the city grid.”
The City is now asking citizens to please continue to conserve energy by setting their thermostat at 68 degrees or lower.
“We do not want to overload what we have been given and go back into a blackout scenario. We are grateful to State Rep Dr. Glenn Rogers, Senator Charles Perry, and Governor Greg Abbott for all their help. Without them, we would all still be in the dark.”
COLEMAN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — Some Coleman residents are upset after the city told them they don’t expect power to be restored until late Friday.
In a Facebook post just before 9:30 Tuesday night, the City of Coleman says AEP was ready to “flip the switch,” but they were then told that ERCOT would not allow them to restore power.
The post states that they’ve contacted officials at the state and federal levels, only to have one group blame AEP and another group blame ERCOT.
The city reported around 1:30 p.m. that power was being restored in the north and west portions of Coleman, but were informed later in the day that they might have to go without until Friday.
In the latest post, the city says “at this point we do not anticipate any power restoration to the city until late Friday.”
We reached out to ERCOT, who did not immediately respond.