By Steven Santana
Beaumont Enterprise , September 20, 2022
Texas’ power grid has recently proved less than capable of handling extreme cold and hot weather events. Now, a new report from climate change nonprofit group Climate Central says that Texas had the most weather-related outages in the U.S. over the past two decades, with most of them occurring between 2011 and 2021, according to the report.
The U.S. had 1,542 weather-related power outages from 2000 to 2021, and Texas beat out the other more densely populated states with 180 outages caused by weather events. Michigan came in right under Texas with 132 outages, followed by California with 129 outages, North Carolina with 9b7, and Pennsylvania with 82.