Gov. Greg Abbott will host a briefing Tuesday at 11 am, in preparation for severe winter weather that is expected to affect Texas this week.
Governor Greg Abbott and other state leaders are expected to answer questions about the Texas power grid. Greg Abbott and other state leaders plan to answer questions regarding the Texas power grid, as another winter storm is forecast later in the week.
Gov. Abbott will host a briefing at 11:00 a.m. Representatives from ERCOT, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and others will join him.
Many Texans are asking the most important question: Will the power continue to be available?
It has been almost a year since the last major freeze that left thousands of Texans without power and cold.
According to a state report, more than 200 people died in the state after the power grid went down.
We have some advantages this time.
It isn’t going get as cold as February 2021’s deep freeze, and it won’t be as cold all over the state.
It is also predicted by meteorologists that it won’t last as long.
The state spent over a year improving the power grid.
Officials indicated that it could take another year to complete all of the work.
ABC13 asked an energy expert his opinion on whether the power will be restored despite another winter storm. According to him, it all depends on the severity of the storm.
These types of winter storms are not common in the United States, but they do occur about once every 10 years. It could happen in the next couple of months. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, UH Chief Energy Officer, said that he was concerned about Texas’ grid. “If it happens next Winter, I believe we will be more fortunate.”