Texas grid vulnerable to blackouts in winter, ERCOT estimates
- Nov 23, 2021 6:12 pm GMT
Electricity outages in
Heading into the winter,
Following the widespread February power outages that left millions without electricity for several days,
The calculations show the power grid's vulnerability to the cumulative impact of multiple pressures that could leave the system short of a significant amount of power. Power grids must keep supply and demand in balance at all times. When
The calculations for severe risk this winter show that it wouldn't take a storm as bad as the one in February, when hundreds of people died, to take the grid offline.
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