Winter Storm Forces Blackouts Across Texas

By [email protected] Unprecedented winter storms have hit Texas so hard and forced so many power plants offline that rolling grid outages that began Sunday night have grown into hours-long blackouts leaving about 2.5 million customers without power on Monday morning. Until those power plants can be brought back online, it’s unclear how many people will be left powerless and for how long.

That’s the dire report from Texas grid operator ERCOT after its supply-demand balance grew much worse than expected through Sunday evening and into Monday morning. The historic storm that spurred a statewide emergency declaration from Gov. Greg Abbott

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