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Winter storm blackouts plagued Texas in 2011, too.

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Storm blackouts plagued Texas in 2011, too. How much did energy regulators actually change?

Photo credit: Taylor Johnson. Article by Asher Price and Bob Sechler. USA Today – February 18, 2021.

AUSTIN, Texas – Failing power plants, rolling blackouts and a spike in demand as Texas is hijacked by a harsh February winter snowstorm — this was the scenario exactly a decade ago as blackouts rolled through Texas.

A post-mortem at the time — including a key finding that state officials recommended but did not mandate winter protections for generating facilities — has renewed relevance as Texas is roiled by a record storm that has left millions without power for at least three days amid plunging temperatures.[…]

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