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How Texas’ power grid failed in 2021 — and who’s responsible for preventing a repeat

In the state’s power grid, electricity and natural gas are co-dependent. Here’s how the winter storm last year broke the system.

Diagram of how the Texas power grid works and the role of natural gas

How the grid works

What went wrong during the February 2021 winter freeze

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