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ERCOT admits Texas grid faces risk of ‘cascading outages’ in wait for new CPS transmission line

San Antonio Express-News, Mar. 22, 2024

The state grid operator is admitting it underestimated how quickly the San Antonio region would grow — a missed forecast that’s left it with transmission issues that “could lead to cascading outages” that put the statewide grid at risk. 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas this week told regulators its analysis missed the need to boost transmission capacity between the southern and northern regions of the state. While CPS Energy has a new line in the works to solve the problem, it won’t be done for three more years.

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