How the wind industry is adapting to climate-fueled extreme weather

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

Uzair Memon can vividly remember when his phone started ringing off the hook.

It was Feb. 14, 2021. Memon and his wife were celebrating Valentine’s Day when the chief commercial officer of digital services for GE Renewable Energy started fielding calls from concerned wind turbine owners and operators as an extreme winter storm started to bear down on Texas.

Over the next several days, millions of Texans would go without power as the electric grid nearly reached total collapse. And while gas supply failures were largely to blame for the outages, wind asset owners didn’t escape the storm unscathed with 22%

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