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Bailey Jones

I hope this serves as a wake-up call to America's energy sector. Our power grid is vulnerable, both to natural events like this cold snap, hurricanes, and solar flares (look up Carrington Event) but also cyber-attacks. Our grid needs to be hardened, weatherized, and secured. If someone wanted to destroy America - all they would need to do is turn off the power for a week or two.

Diane Turski

[thumbup] Bailey!

Carter Roper

It’s time for the paper to ask the hard question, why did they not use rolling blackouts but kept briefing that was happening. Why did the major downtowns, Houston, Dallas, etc have power..

Bailey Jones

The amount of load that had to be shed to avoid a catastrophic collapse of the grid was more than rolling blackouts could provide. Urban areas tend to have more hospitals and they were given priority. Even so, millions of Houstonians and Dallasites were without power.

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