Gov. Abbott orders investigation into Texas energy company amid blackouts, freezing temperatures

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Calling it "anything but reliable," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered an investigation into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) amid statewide blackouts in freezing temperatures.
"Far too many Texans are without power and heat for their homes as our state faces freezing temperatures and severe winter weather. This is unacceptable," Abbott wrote in a statement.

"I have issued an executive order to review the preparations and decisions by ERCOT so we can determine what caused this problem and find long-term solutions."

ERCOT is facing fire for its management of the state's power grid after 4.1 million people were left without power amid record snow and subzero temperatures. Some had been without power for more than 24 hours after generating stations went offline Monday. The outages also shut down water treatment plants, and hundreds of thousands were instructed to boil water before using it.

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