1. Risk for Texas-style power grid failure is growing in Western states

    Risk for Texas-style power grid failure is growing in Western states

    The Western Electricity Coordinating Council, which runs the Western Interconnection, has studied resources in the region and confirmed that at some times of the year, there's little surplus energy to call upon in an emergency.

    'Most subregions of the West have some hours of the year when they would be at risk if imports from other areas are limited,' said Victoria Ravenscroft, senior policy and external affairs manager at WECC, while updating Arizona regulators in March.

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