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Texas grid vulnerable to blackouts during severe winter weather, even with new preparations, ERCOT estimates show

The most severe scenario considered by ERCOT for this winter — very high demand for power, extensive fossil fuel outages, and low renewable power production — does not capture the amount of power lost during February.

Snow surrounds an Austin Energy station in Austin on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

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