The Texas Power outage is about natural gas freezing, not wind.Texas is in trouble. But it’s not because their wind turbines lack de-icing features.
Roughly 34 Gigawatts of power capacity that is unavailable due to weather right now. Of that, 30 Gigawatts is down due to freezing at gas and coal fueled power plants.
Only 4 Gigawatts is due to reduced wind output. Another big factor is that Texas is the only state in the continental US with an isolated power grid, which means they can’t draw on the reserves from other states. #TakeASecToCheck out our sources