Is Texas Headed Toward Another Blackout? Did The Legislature Fix The Power Grid? Here Are Answers To Your Questions About The Grid.

Is Texas Headed Toward Another Blackout? Did The Legislature Fix The Power Grid? Here Are Answers To Your Questions About The Grid.

Why is ERCOT asking for power conservation?

What is causing the “tight” grid conditions? Heat in Texas isn’t new.

What does this mean for the rest of the summer? Are we going to have another blackout?

Where are the power plant outages?

Are power plants manipulating the market to get a higher price for power this week?

Are renewables or fossil fuels to blame for this week?

What did the Legislature do to fix the power grid, and is any of it helping this week?

What more could the Legislature have done to fix the power grid?

What can I do to help cut back electricity usage?

Will my electricity bill be more expensive this week?

Will my electricity service be disconnected if I’m behind on payment?

How is this different from the February winter storm?

This article was written by ERIN DOUGLAS AND MITCHELL FERMAN  of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/15/texas-power-grid-ercot/