'We can't allow this happen again': New FERC report outlines blame for the Texas freeze blackouts
- Sep 25, 2021 7:04 pm GMT
Estimates on the number of people who died due to the Texas winter storms and prolonged blackouts stand around 200. A new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that outlines the causes of the blackouts says the some of the harm could have been avoided if Texas power officials had listened to federal advice a decade earlier.
The Texas freeze caused the state's power system to lose 61,800 MW of generation after 1,045 individual generators experienced more than 4,000 outages, derates or failures to start, according to the report. More than half of these outages happened due to natural gas units "that primarily faced fuel-supply challenges."
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