Conditions for Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico system have improved. Several generating units that were offline earlier today are either back in working order or are in the process of coming back online.

A spokesman for Excel tells us the company’s electricity demand is still high, and both Lubbock Power and Light and Xcel Energy ask that customers continue to refrain from using large home appliances and unnecessary lighting through 8pm tonight.

Xcel reports that thanks to customer’s cooperation today, energy loads remained below the expected amount, which prevented blackouts and overloads today. So far no plans have been made to extend the energy alert into tomorrow.