How the US energy powerhouse failed its residents: Texas gas pipes and wind turbines froze because operators made virtually NO preparations for cold weather and state's only electricity firm was crushed by surging demand | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

How the US energy powerhouse failed its residents: Texas gas pipes and wind turbines froze because operators made virtually NO preparations for cold weather and state's only electricity firm was crushed by surging demand

The governor of Texas called for the leaders of his state's energy board to resign on Tuesday night, as five million people in the state were left shivering without power amid a record-breaking cold snap.

Texas is the only state in the lower 48 with its own electrical grid, ERCOT, while only two other grids, the Eastern Interconnection and the Western Interconnection, serve the rest of the contiguous United States.

The state opted to run its own power system due to suspicion of the federal authorities, The Austin American Statesman explained.

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