Could The Texas Power Grid Handle The Potentially Freezing 2023 Winter?
Power usage the state of Texas seems to reach new levels every new year. Recently during the summer of 2023, even to the point that the state was very close to rolling blackouts recently, power usage was high. While thankfully that situation didn't occur, temps have cooled down just a little bit, giving residents in the state slight relief.
However, attention now turns to another season in the Lone Star State. Recently, we've all heard the Farmer's Almanac report that the 2023 winter in Texas will be different than others. With that prediction, some have celebrated the return of colder temps, but others may be worried due some forecasting severe weather events.
Predictions For Winter 2023 In Texas
A video posted to Tik Tok referenced the potential for ice storms that occurred in 2021 that would return this winter:
This may worry some in the Lone Star State, as many would possibly rather avoid another ice storm such as the one 2021 happening again. That would also call into the question the ability of the Texas Power Grid to handle the cold in the state. But some have questioned the early calls of how the weather will be, not only in Texas, but across the nation as well:
So as it stands currently, we truly don't know how winter in Texas of 2023 will go. But with how erratic weather has been in the state, it stands to reason it could be unpredictable.
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