Texas Struggles to Keep Up With Power Demand

It is almost August. That means Texans are avoiding the heat, air conditioners are cranking and electrical power demand is going through the roof.

Hopefully, the power will stay on.

Texas likes to be No. 1 at everything. But we are currently dead last when it comes to the reliability of our electrical system, according to a recent assessment by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, a group that keeps tabs on the country’s power situation, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii.

That means that California — yes, California — is less likely to experience systemwide blackouts this summer than ...

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