A heat wave and record levels of electricity demand are straining infrastructure.
The country has a 100-year-old grid system and more frequent extreme storms, reporter Scott Tong says. Will the state "build back better"?
First, Tropical Storm Harvey knocked down power lines in the Corpus Christi area, then flooding hit the grid in Houston. Thousands of workers are trying to get the lights back on, but it’s complicated. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
It could take years to build up electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Meanwhile, options exist.
Spare transformers are expensive to keep around, so several utility providers start a new company to fill that role.