Another Texas power outage “appears unlikely” this week, but severe weather this summer could prompt an electricity crisis

The state's grid operator included extreme weather scenarios in its early summer assessment and found that a combination of a severe drought, heat wave and low winds could lead to more power outages. Experts warn this summer could be hot and dry, enhanced by climate change.

By Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman

Hot, dry summer 


A large area of Texas, and much of the Western U.S., will likely have above average temperatures this summer, according to an April analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


This story originally published by the Texas Tribune.

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