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Winter Storm 2021

Texas electricity regulators say most power generation facilities are ready for winter. That alone won't stop a blackout.

In the first status report of how electricity companies are preparing for winter, electric regulators expressed confidence in improvements made since February’s deadly storm. But the changes address only part of the power grid supply chain.

Reliability Coordinator Mark Skipper monitors power use during a tour of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) command center in Taylor on August 14, 2012.

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