Texas heat brings the state's power grid closest it has been to outages since 2021 winter storm
September 8, 2023
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' power grid manager on Thursday again asked residents to cut their electricity use as the state endures another stretch of sizzling summer heat. The request carried fresh urgency, coming the day after the system was pushed to the brink of outages for the first time since a deadly winter blackout in 2021.
The request by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which serves most of the state's 30 million residents, came a day after low energy reserves prompted the grid operator to issue a level 2 energy emergency alert. Operating reserves fell as demand surged amid th...