NRA Life Member
Ummm they did. Region directly north was running rolling blackouts due to demand exceeding supply, same as TX. Region to the east of TX was tapped out. Region to west had 4-6GW of reserve. Tx was short something like 20-30 GW.
Being part of the national grid would not have helped for this event. Don’t see the region north of us getting lots of help from the rest of the national grid to prevent blackouts. Remember. The ENTIRE nation was seeing this drastic temp drop. Over 70% of the nation had snow on the ground at the same time. That’s a record.
Tx got screwed by folks playing kick the can.
When you gamble against the weather. sometimes you lose.