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A winter storm is heading to Texas. Here’s what that means for the power grid.

The weather is not expected to be as severe or last as long as last year’s freeze. Texas leaders do not expect systemwide blackouts, but they have warned that local power outages are possible throughout the state.

Electrical workers repair a power line in Austin on Feb. 18, 2021. Many Texas residents are still without power, and many don't have clean drinking water or working water at all.

Why would ERCOT ask for power conservation in this situation?

Could we see a repeat of last February’s disaster?

What did the Legislature do to fix the power grid, and could any of it help this week?

What about the natural gas supply?

Should I get a portable generator for my home?

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