Texas’ ongoing drought — and despite rains, it continues — has put terrific pressure on many aspects of our economy, not the least of which is the electric power industry. The challenge is unprecedented for an industry that has been one of the most reliable parts of the state’s economy for decades.

The most immediate concern is whether dwindling water supplies will hurt electric generators’ ability to produce the power we need. Texas continues to add homes, hospitals, factories and offices statewide, not to mention other energy-intensive services like irrigation, drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Full article at Austin American-Statesman.