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Winter Storm 2021

You might have heard that Texas has its own power grid. Did you know not all parts of the state use it?

Millions of Texans were left in the dark for days after winter storms triggered power outages. But people in El Paso, the upper Panhandle and parts of East Texas kept their lights on — thanks to power drawn from other parts of the country.

El Paso Electric's Rio Grande Power Station on the New Mexico, Texas state line in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Feb. 17, 2021

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