One year after a winter storm triggered rolling power outages in Texas, managers of the power grid say the system is better prepared for such conditions and that long-term infrastructure projects will bolster reliability.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, operator of the state’s bulk transmission grid, ordered rolling outages last Feb. 2 when extreme cold and wind disrupted some power plants. The outages, along with record electricity demand during the dog days of August, spurred state review and new scrutiny of the electricity system.
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