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Texas grid still vulnerable to extreme winter weather, ERCOT estimate shows

Changes to Texas’ power grid have improved ERCOT’s ability to keep power flowing during major winter storms, but in an extreme scenario, the grid could still face rolling blackouts, a seasonal assessment shows.

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.
From left: Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Peter Lake and ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas speak at a press conference at the PUCT Headquarters in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. The conference spotlighted grid reliability and readiness as Texas approaches Winter.

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