Texas’ electric grid is half-ready for another winter freeze

A man walks home with groceries in McKinney on Feb. 15, 2021, the winter storm’s second day of snow and freezing temperatures throughout Texas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Chances are, winter weather won’t be as bad as it was last February. Chances are, Texas won’t have the electric blackouts that caused so much misery then. And chances are, whatever happens will have some influence on the 2022 elections.

You never hear politicians promise that hurricanes and tornadoes won’t hurt you, that you won’t get wet (or flooded) when it rains, that protracted heat waves won’t endanger anyone or that urban fires are no threat during droughts.

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