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Lockhart Electric Utility is a municipally owned and operated retail electric distribution system since 1939. The Lower Colorado River Authority sells wholesale power to the City of Lockhart. The Electric Utility serves 5,000 customers in Lockhart, including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial customers.
The Electrical Utility is operated as a City Department, with policies and electric rates established by the City Council with the advice and recommendations of the Lockhart Electric Advisory Board.
The Electric Department is also responsible for installing Christmas decorations throughout the city.
You may also contact the Superintendent at the City Electric Department's office located at 214 Bufkin Lane or at 512-398-6117.
LOAD SHED NOTIFICATIONS
Important Information About Electricity Load Shedding and What It Could Mean to You
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers. ERCOT is responsible for ensuring that the supply of electricity is sufficient to meet customer demand (load) for electricity in most of the state.
When electric supply provided by all available power generation plants, wind farms and other sources becomes insufficient to meet customer demand, ERCOT begins emergency operations. During a power emergency when electric supply cannot meet consumer demand for electricity and all other operational tools have been exhausted, the demand for electricity must be reduced to avoid uncontrolled blackouts. As a last resort, ERCOT will instruct electric utilities to implement controlled customer outages to reduce the customer demand for electricity on the ERCOT grid. This is referred to as load shed and will last until the power emergency is resolved by ERCOT.
Typically, before calling for controlled customer outages, ERCOT takes steps to reduce the demand on the electric grid by asking customers to reduce electric usage. Electric utilities, including the City of Lockhart, via the City of Lockhart’s ERCOT Transmission Operator, Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC), are obligated to immediately implement load shed procedures when ERCOT instructs.
During customer load shed events:
Regardless of the nature of the load shedding event, the City of Lockhart and the City’s ERCOT Transmission Operator (LCRA TSC) are committed to ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to its customers 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week. While we may not control the issues or conditions that have required ERCOT’s order to shed load, we will do everything in our power to restore electricity when we are able to safely do so. In addition, we will work to keep our customers informed about the situation through local media outlets, social media, and direct communications to you.
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
P.O. Box 239
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-3461
Open Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(512) 398-3461 City Hall
(512) 376-2475 Utilities
(512) 376-9469 Municipal Court
(512) 398-6452 Public Works
(512) 398-4401 Police Department
(512) 398-2321 Fire Department
(512) 398-3223 Public Library
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Lew White, Mayor
Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Pro-Tem
Brad Westmoreland, Council Member At-Large
Juan Mendoza, Council Member District 1
John Castillo, Council Member District 2
John Lairsen, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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