Grid concerns

Bill hopes to connect the Texas grid to the rest of the country

Three years ago, a winter storm plunged Texas into a deep freeze. Everyone who lived here remembers what followed. Millions went without power for days. Hundreds, maybe more, died. Of the many vulnerabilities exposed by that blackout, one caught people’s attention in particular: Texas exists as an energy island. It is relatively cut off from neighboring electric grids. Now, as KUT’s Mose Buchele reports, that could end — if a bill to be filed in Congress becomes law.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 17, 2022

Central Texas top stories for November 17, 2022. Texas electric grid concerns. RSV + flu outbreak. Austin nurse union rally. UT System freedom of speech. New temporary tags. Gas prices.