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Deadly 2021 winter storm data disregarded in models for new ERCOT power grid market report TDMN TDMN
Texas legislators ordered an overhaul of the state’s electricity market in response to the power blackouts during the deadly February winter 2021 storm that...
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A power outage that affected energy customers in West Austin early Monday morning has unmasked its culprit - a rat.
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Around 9:35 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service received reports of possible tornado damage in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Jarrell.
A new week brings new changes to our weather pattern in Central Texas.
City Council adopts Austin Energy pass-through rates effective Nov. 1, spreads cost recovery over three years to reduce impact to ratepayers
To help meet rising costs in the electric industry while reducing the impact to customers’ bills, Austin City Council approved new pass-through rates for Austin Energy’s Power Supply Adjustment (PSA) and Regulatory Charge.
Power restored to most customers in parts of Lee County | KXAN Austin Open Navigation Close Navigation
Bluebonnet Electric said 260 customers lost power in an area north of Giddings in Lee County early Thursday morning after Wednesday's cold front blew through the area. The company said power should be restored by 5 a.m.
It seems like Texas has two enemies when it comes to power outages: Abbott Winter Storms and… raccoons?
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.