Energy & Environment

Some Texas Power Plants Unexpectedly Went Offline Last Week. The Grid Operator Says It Still Doesn’t Know Why

Texans were asked to cut back on their electricity use for a week because of “tight” power grid conditions, according to ERCOT officials. They still haven’t said what caused the plant outages.


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Texas’ grid operator hasn’t said how many power plants — or which ones — went offline last week, causing it to ask Texans to cut back on power usage during a June heat wave.
So far, ERCOT has not revealed which power plants went down last week — or even how many were down.

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