Report Raises Concerns About Texas' Electricity Supply

Some Texans could face blackouts in 10 years as a result of electricity shortages, according to a report released Tuesday by the power grid operator for most of the state.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ report on its long-term outlook forecasts that by 2022, Texas will need more electricity during peak hours than it can generate. Peak hours are when the most electricity is used, usually between 3 and 7 p.m. in the hottest days of summer. The report did not specify how often and where blackouts might occur.

“To ensure future electric reliability in the ERCOT ...

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