Texas power grid could be woefully unprepared for coming winter

Oct 5, 2021
Legislation passed after February's brutal cold doesn't obligate Texas natural gas companies to do much in advance of extreme weather.
High voltage transmission towers on Feb. 21 in Houston.
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A heat wave in the West is putting stress on power grids

Jun 16, 2021
There are technology and consumer behavior changes that could make a difference as extreme heat becomes more common.
In Texas and California, people are being asked to lower their power use.
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Texas blackouts during deep freeze highlight grid challenges

Feb 16, 2021
When it comes to electric power grids, supply and demand need to be in balance.
In Texas, the freezing weather raised costs for electricity ratepayers but caused many customers to lose power.
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Our power grid, then and now

Aug 13, 2018
A lot has changed since the Northeast blackout of 2003.
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