Questions and finger pointing in Texas over the deadly winter storm

 

A lot of finger-pointing is going on in Texas where millions lost power in the winter storms that bashed the state, resulting in frozen wind turbines and natural gas operations.

Some want to put the blame on the frozen wind turbines which produced a large percentage of electricity in Texas. Others argue, “no, no…it’s the frozen natural gas systems.”

Now there comes a claim that the state of Texas itself is to blame, a state that is not part of the Southwest Power Pool like Oklahoma and 13 other states are. Some are blaming the financial structure in Texas because it offers no financial incentives to operators to prepare for the winter.

Click here for the story from The Week.

 

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