Texas goes it alone on electric power. That’s actually a good thing

Suzanne Russo writes that Texas’ power failure after last week’s storms was mostly caused by failures in natural gas power plants, not frozen windmills or its inability to pull electricity from other states. In In fact, Texas’ lack of interconnection has been a historic strength because it has allowed Texas to experiment with new market structures and build out new power generation and transmission capacity much faster than other parts of the country.

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