Texas Sets Record For Energy Usage As Demand Surges During Heat Wave

Texas Sets Record For Energy Usage As Demand Surges During Heat Wave


As a massive heat wave swept the nation over the weekend, energy output in Texas reached record highs, straining the already vulnerable energy grid.

It has faced serious issues in the past, like in 2021, when freezing temperatures left millions without power for days. Over the weekend, there was record high electricity usage throughout Texas, straining the grid even further. Officials said the grid is functioning adequately, and they have enough resources to meet the increased demand. Still, June is early to see this energy demand because historically, Texans see peak temperatures later in the summer.

The state experienced more than 75 gigawatts of electricity demand on Sunday, passing a record set in August 2019. 

The northern Texas region has already had two days of triple-digit temperatures, almost

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