The operation has normalized again and restrictions on energy consumption are no longer necessary, said the Texan network operator Ercot on Saturday in the short message service Twitter. However, more than 60,000 households were still without electricity.
The city of Houston continued to call on citizens to boil tap water before drinking it. In some places queues formed in front of churches or parking lots where drinking water was distributed.
The energy state of Texas – by far the largest oil and gas producer in the USA – is also almost the only state to have its own power grid that is decoupled from the rest of the country. According to media reports, at least 40 people died nationwide as a result of the cold spell.
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