Why is the power still out? ERCOT and CenterPoint explain outage

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HOUSTON — Early Monday, Feb. 15, ERCOT — or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the agency that oversees the state’s electric grid, declared the state of Texas at the highest energy emergency level because of lower power supply and high demand due to extreme low temperatures during the winter storm.

Rotating power outages started across the state. But the outages we’re seeing today were caused…


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