They say everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the electricity consumption. It’s so large, the Lone Star State relies on its own grid. But, a new report shows there may be a shortage of power for future years, which may require controlled outages as soon as 2013.

“We are starting to see things get rather tight,” said Robbie Searcy, with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. “The generation of new electric resources has slowed down and it’s important for the generators that if they make those sorts of investments that they’re able to recover those investments.”

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