Power Outages

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Storms Cause Power Outages Across DFW

Oncor said that nearly 27,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity during a second day of storms in North Texas. Most of the outages were in the Fort Worth area.


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Power Outage Leaves Some Fort Worth Students In The Dark

Students and faculty at Paschal High School in Fort Worth are in the dark this morning.


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Texas Power Outages Looming Next Summer

Winter is just beginning, but the state is already warning about a big problem Texans potentially face next summer: rolling blackouts.


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Thousands Lose Power After North Texas Storms

Crews worked to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that have lost electricity due to Texas storms.


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Texas Power Grid In State Of Emergency

Rolling blackouts are a possibility if power usage continues to increase.


The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Oncor Promises New Policy To Help Hospitals Avoid Blackouts

Facing mandatory rolling blackouts, hospitals in North Texas fear a repeat of last February when many critical care facilities lost power. Oncor, however, is promising a new policy that will help ease hospital concerns.


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North Texas Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

Nearly 40,000 homes and businesses across North Texas are without power after severe storms blasted DFW for the second straight night.


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No Market Manipulation During February Outages

Energy markets were not manipulated during rolling electrical outages and the failure of dozens of power plants in early February.


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Here’s What (Probably) Caused The Rolling Blackouts

State officials are still investigating, but it looks like a chain reaction involving coal and natural gas plants is to blame.


Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Rick Perry Absent During Winter Emergency

One notable Texan quietly left the state before the ice and rolling blackouts wreaked havoc: Governor Rick Perry. Perry is on a swing through California to participate in events paying tribute to former President Reagan.


Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. Says “Engineering Stupidity” Caused Blackouts

One North Texas Congressman blames the construction of the state’s newer power plants for the recent Texas-wide power emergency.


The outside of Cowboys Stadium on February 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Why Was Cowboys Stadium Exempt From Blackouts?

As power outages rolled across the state, certain places were exempt from electricity loss. That included… Cowboys Stadium?