Texas Power Grid Was ‘Seconds or Minutes’ from Catastrophic Failure, Say Officials

NBC News reports that Texas officials said the state’s primary power grid was “seconds or minutes” from catastrophic failure on Sunday night. The agency imposed rolling outages to prevent the collapse of the entire grid.

NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez tweeted that officials with the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) just stated the Texas power grid was “seconds or minutes — not hours — away from catastrophic failure. The tweet states rolling blackouts were implement to stop the situation from becoming far worse that it would have otherwise been.

ERCOT officials just said the Texas power grid was seconds or minutes — not hours — away from catastrophic failure if rolling outages had not been imposed starting Sunday night

— Gabe Gutierrez (@gabegutierrez) February 18, 2021

On Thursday, ERCOT officials said they made “significant progress” in restoring power throughout the state.

“We’re to the point in the load

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