The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a California proposal that prioritizes its own power needs in a crunch.
Experts say utilities have been forced to play catch-up when extreme weather hits.
Brazos Electric's filing could be an ominous sign as other Texas power providers assess the damage after the extreme weather.
And those hits ripple through to grocery stores, where there are still some limits on buying things like milk and eggs.
While the mandate deals with the power problem, gas and water are not addressed.
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
The planned outages by California’s PG&E left hundreds of thousands without power this fall, and at least one company is benefiting.
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
Former Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff talks about the strategy behind the hacks.