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In the Wake of the Great Winter Storm, How Can Texas Create a More Resilient Power Grid?

As temperatures plummeted below freezing for 10 straight days and snow and ice blanketed Texas, all eyes turned to the state’s power grid to understand how 4.5 million Texan customers could lose electricity at once. Frigid temperatures wreaked havoc on Texas’ natural gas, nuclear and coal plants, as well as wind turbines that struggled to […]