Having looked over the data, it seems like they had a few plants fail unexpectedly, and this caused such a large demand from the network that the frequency of the power began to drop. Without going into too much detail, the grid frequency must be kept stable and correct at all costs, otherwise, things blow up (literally). The Texas grid dropped from 60Hz to 59Hz. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but I promise you it is.
I ordered shit online over the weekend under the theory that the winter storms would only affect us through maybe Tuesday or something…by the time the companies shipped and we had our 2-day shipping period, it’d be good. Well, one was supposed to have come Friday and has still not arrived, even though it’s in the city somewhere…it’s fucking frozen, so I’m thinking it’ll be rotted by the time I see it.