"Solar Bails Out Texas During Heat Wave, But Trouble Looms"

"Live by the sun, die by the sun.

So it goes in Texas, where a surge in solar power generation is helping the state’s primary grid operator navigate an ongoing and stifling heat wave.

Yet, in spite of the sun-powered boost, analysts say the state’s electric grid remains unprepared for a warming climate where intense heat waves will become more frequent and severe.

The last few days have offered a preview of this hotter future. The current heat wave has shattered temperature records in many cities and reached as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit along the Mexican border. The broiling conditions are expected to continue this week."

Benjamin Storrow reports for E&E News June 26, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 06/27/2023