Elon Musk slams Texas power grid operator for being unreliable

Elon Musk slams Texas power grid operator for being unreliable


Tesla CEO Elon Musk slammed the Texas electrical grid operator on Wednesday for being unreliable after millions of residents were left without power during a historic winter storm that brought record freezing temperatures in the state.

Musk tweeted that the state’s energy agency, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), “is not earning that R.”

In December, the billionaire moved from California to Austin, where he’s building a new Tesla factory.

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Meanwhile, Texans posted on social media that they slept in their Tesla cars to keep warm during the cold nights.

In 2019, Tesla released a vehicle with a “Camp Mode” feature that allows owners to use the car’s climate control for more than a day without depleting the battery.

“We had the power go out for 6 hours last night. Our house does not have gas, and we ran out of firewood . . . what are we going to do,” wrote one Reddit user on the forum

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