We’ve already learned how Texas (or at least most of it) is an energy island — mostly cut off from grids in other states.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the time when one power company went rogue and threw a transmission line across the Oklahoma border.
This is the story of why they tried and how they failed to build a bridge off the island — and how it shaped the Texas grid today.
The Disconnect Season 2 is a project of The Texas Newsroom, the collaboration among NPR and the public radio stations in the state. It received support from FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.