Cold comfort in Texas
- Feb 25, 2021 4:58 pm GMTFeb 25, 2021 1:06 pm GMT
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The situation in Texas last week was a shock to everybody, but especially those of us who are involved with the electric power industry in one way or another. The press and politicians have identified a number of reasons why things went so badly wrong; all of them are in one sense true. However, I believe there are two primary reasons why the outages happened; I’ll discuss one in this post and the second in (hopefully) my next post.
First, I’ll mention three “also ran” reasons. Each of these derives from one of the primary reasons.