AUSTIN — Both Austin Energy and PEC reported several power outages on Thursday. This was not long after the Central Texas region experienced an extreme weather.
Less than 300 customers, who used Pedernales Electric Co-op meters in Central Texas area, did not have power a little before 10 p.m. that night.
However, on Wednesday, the state leaders had tried to reassure the people living in Texas that the power grid would be stable. This was as the state got ready to experience really cold temperatures due to the arctic front.
The chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Peter Lake had stated that the grid was indeed reliable and very ready. He also said that he expects that the increase in demand from Thursday through Saturday would be appropriately handled by the substantial power supply available.