June 16 — Wind and solar power turned a neat trick in Texas this week, with turbines and PV panels continuing to churn out electricity as the entire southwest baked under yet another round of record setting high temperatures
June 17 — The number one stressor on Texas’ electric grid is people running their air conditioners, which most are doing heading into an extremely hot holiday weekend.
June 14 — Texans are cranking on the air conditioning this week amid an unusually early heat wave, setting new records for electricity demand in the state, which surpassed 75 gigawatts on Sunday and smashed the 2019 record. Texas grid operator ERCOT projects it could approach that peak again on Tuesday.
June 14: In the midst of an increase in natural gas leaks around the city, some prompting evacuations, Lubbock Fire Rescue and Atmos Energy are urging the public and construction crews to call before they dig and to follow best practices when they do.