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Frigid Temps Threaten Blackouts On Texas Power Grid

By: Christopher Helman |

It’s usually in the Dog Days of summer when the air conditioners are roaring that Texas worries about outstripping its power grid. But on Monday morning, with temperatures plunging to 10 degrees in Fort Worth, Texans’ power consumption soared.

What’s more, the cold and other problems knocked out a handful of power plants, amounting to 3,700 mw of electricity. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued an emergency alert Monday morning. Any worse and the next step would have been rolling blackouts. To make ends meet Monday morning, Texas had to import electricity from outside the state, including Mexico.