Until Something Better Comes Along, We’ll Need Base-Load Power for Grid Reliability

Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, wrote about how February’s deep freeze in Texas, which led to rolling outages and severe economic disruptions as available power dropped by half, has spawned much discussion about the reliability of the nation’s electricity grids. The Texas state legislature and Congressional committees are holding hearings on “what went wrong” while the plaintiff’s bar is having a field day filing lawsuits against power companies on behalf of aggrieved households and businesses. Read more here.