ERCOT-mandated power outages affect Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Posted in: News For more information and the latest updates on Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's activites and status, visit www.bluebonnetelectric.coop or Facebook @BluebonnetElectric. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members have endured continuous periods of rotating outages since 1:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, due to a mandatory directive ordered by ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the electric grid in the majority of Texas. Because of the magnitude of this weather event and a reduction in generation capacity to meet energy demand across the state, ERCOT ordered Bluebonnet, and other electric providers, to continuously reduce a large percentage of its system’s energy demand that has resulted in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!