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Just north of Mexico

February 16, 2021

About 30% of Texas’s power generation facilities are offline. It’s not clear how much of that is due to gas shortages, to plant failures, or to other causes. Though many will want an answer to that question. The Houston Chronicle explains that Texas has its own power grid largely independent of the rest of the US, to avoid federal regulation. We sometimes get a little help from Mexico. Ted Cruz’s snide tweet to California last year has come back to haunt him.

The power remains out in our neighborhood. A city water main has broken and left us with minimal pressure. And Spectrum is failing to supply internet connectivity. Fortunately, we have a gas cook top, and our Prius keeps the fridge and lights on. We harvested the collards before the winter storm, and are making a pot tonight. They will have to keep us warm. Photo shows Houston’s blackout.

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  1. Michael Grossberg permalink
    February 16, 2021 8:10 pm

    Stay safe and hopefully warm, until the power returns.

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