Extreme weather conditions could have operators of the state’s power grid on the edge of their seats in the coming winter months and again next summer.
The key word in the prediction is “extreme.”

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), operator of the state’s power grid, anticipates having enough generating capacity this winter as long as there are normal or colder-than-normal temperatures, even if some units go offline.

But if extreme weather forces more generating units offline than normal like last winter, ERCOT may need to trigger rolling black-outs to maintain the integrity of the system as a whole.

Read the full article at The Hillsboro Reporter.