Watch: Why energy-rich Texas is struggling to supply electricity to its own residents

It’s not like 100-degree weather in Texas is a surprise to ERCOT.

Why is Texas having a hard time keeping the lights on? It’s not like 100-degree temperatures or sudden freezes are a surprise in this state. But several times this year, electricity supplies became tight as demand soared. Grid operators at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas asked Texans to conserve electricity and bump their thermostats a few degrees.

So how can the nation’s No. 1 energy state struggle to provide enough energy for its own residents? Watch this video to learn more.

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