Texas Governor Orders Investigation Amid Energy Blackouts

Texas Governor Orders Investigation Amid Energy Blackouts

(AbsoluteNews.com) – Millions of Texas residents spent days without power (many are still without it) recently as historic winter storms paralyzed the state. Parts of the state are also on boil water notices, as well. Now, the governor is demanding an investigation into one of the state’s energy companies.

On February 16, Governor Greg Abbott (R) ordered an investigation into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). He called it “unacceptable” that so many people were “without power and heat” as freezing temperatures remained in many parts of the state.

Rolling or complete blackouts in the state left 4.1 million people without power. ERCOT ordered utility companies like Oncor to shut down the power completely, and they warned families they could be without it for “extended periods.” Utility companies blamed poor grid conditions for many of the outages.

Abbott said he wants to identify what went wrong and then find solutions to make sure it never happens again.

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