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Winter Storms Cause Texas Turbines to Freeze

Feb. 16, 2021
According to a New York Times report on Feb. 15, roughly half of Texas's wind generating capacity was offline due to the winter storms.

According to a New York Times report from February 15, winter storms are causing significant disruption to electrical service across the state of Texas, partially due to frozen wind turbines across West Texas. "Roughly half of the state's wind generating capacity was knocked offline, shutting off as much as 10,500 megawatts (MW) of wind power," the article says.

Authorities implemented rolling blackouts to help conserve power, an action that hasn't happened in wintertime since February 2011, the article reports. 

For more information, read the original article from the New York Times