Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will soon provide a “detailed update” on rotating power outages happening throughout the state due to the freezing temperatures.
Abbott sent a tweet regarding the outages around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
I have gathered information all day from ERCOT & the Public Utilities Comm. & will provide a detailed update shortly.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 15, 2021
Many power generation companies facilities froze overnight and shut down their ability to generate power.
They are working to get power back on line.
“Many power generation companies facilities froze overnight and shut down their ability to generate power,” Abbott wrote. “They are working to get power back online.”
The winter storm has led to a record peak in demand, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, all while power supply was cut in Texas due to the freeze.
Early Monday morning, ERCOT announced rotating power outages throughout the state in order to keep the grids stable.
ERCOT officials said the rotating outages will stay in place for the rest of the day and likely for most of Tuesday.
The Texas power grid has not been compromised.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 15, 2021
The ability of some companies that generate the power has been frozen.
This includes the natural gas & coal generators.
They are working to get generation back on line.
ERCOT & PUC are prioritizing residential consumers. https://t.co/wDiDXN17Fu
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