“Energy companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid from extreme weather
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In January 2014, power plants of the largest power producer in Texas gave way in freezing temperatures. The generators failed more than a dozen times in 12 hours, helping to bring the state’s power grid to the brink of collapse.
The incident was the second in three years for northern Texas Luminant, whose equipment went down during a major storm in 2011 …