Winter is just beginning, but the state is already warning about a big problem Texans potentially face next summer: rolling blackouts.
Crews worked to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that have lost electricity due to Texas storms.
Rolling blackouts are a possibility if power usage continues to increase.
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.
Nearly 40,000 homes and businesses across North Texas are without power after severe storms blasted DFW for the second straight night.
Energy markets were not manipulated during rolling electrical outages and the failure of dozens of power plants in early February.
State officials are still investigating, but it looks like a chain reaction involving coal and natural gas plants is to blame.
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.
One North Texas Congressman blames the construction of the state’s newer power plants for the recent Texas-wide power emergency.
As power outages rolled across the state, certain places were exempt from electricity loss. That included… Cowboys Stadium?
Tens of thousands of people across North Texas lost electricity on Wednesday, according to local energy provider Oncor.
People all across North Texas continue to be impacted by Tuesday’s winter blast. In addition to cold weather outside, most every resident in North Texas will at some point also have to deal with cold inside.