2022 Cold Snap Shows Resistance is Futile
Texas continues to ignore recommendations that would increase grid reliability and lower power bills
In the early dark of Friday morning, ERCOT missed its demand forecast by a whopping 13 gigawatts. It’s an egregious mistake, and it scrambles the odds of blackouts through this severe cold snap.
But the reason for the error is pretty clear: ERCOT can’t get its head around the amount of electricity Texans are forced to use when it gets this cold.