For Texas Power Grid, a Mixed Report

A report published Monday forecasts that the Texas power grid will be a little shakier next summer than previously projected, but that it will be a little less shaky in 2014 and beyond.

The state's chief grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, prepared the report and hailed it as showing an improvement in the future power outlook. But the changes from a report in May largely derive from projections of slower economic growth for Texas.

The Texas power grid, which covers 85 percent of the state's population, is under strain. It is caught between ...

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