Texas Lost Three Coal Plants, But Officials Don’t Sound Worried About The Grid

Alternatives like natural gas are stepping in to fill some of the gaps, though the grid could still be strained by a hotter-than-usual summer.

By Travis BubenikMay 9, 2018 9:30 am| ,

From Houston Public Media:

The Trump administration has promised to bring back the struggling coal industry, lately in the name of electric grid resilience. But in Texas, coal is looking decreasingly vital to keeping the grid strong.

n recent months, the state lost three coal-fired power plants, and yet, as Texas braces for a hotter-than-usual summer, officials don’t sound worried about keeping the lights on and the A/C humming.

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