Texas Governor Requests an Investigation Following Massive Blackouts

Texas Governor Requests an Investigation Following Massive Blackouts

(ConservativeStar.com) – Unprecedented winter conditions with large accumulations of snow and temperatures falling at or below 0°F have caused problems in the state of Texas. These include the 133-car pileup that killed 6 near Fort Worth and rolling blackouts in many cities that are keeping people without power except for a few short windows each day. Republican Governor Greg Abbott finds this unacceptable — to put it mildly — and has ordered an investigation into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

One factor that contributed to the lack of power availability happened in the wind farms around the state when a good portion of the turbines actually froze up and could not generate electricity. The Austin American-Statesman reports that they contribute approximately 23% of the state’s supply and the weather has reportedly taken almost 1/2 of them off-line.

That’s why Governor Abbott is demanding an investigation. Far too many families are suffering and he wants to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.

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