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Record-breaking heat continues to threaten ERCOT capacity. Should Austinites be worried about their power this summer?

(Austin Energy)

Power demand is forecast to push within 600 megawatts of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' capacity Friday afternoon as a record month of heat continues.

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To deal with electric grid reliability worries, Tesla plans a Megapack project

A car at a charging station. Given troubles with the power grid, some Texans use Tesla Powerwalls. (Tesla)

Tesla seems to be making backup plans to manage anoter possible failure of the Texas power grid in the form of a Megapack project.

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LIVE BLOG: Traffic accidents, power updates and more on the winter weather

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

With wind chill temperatures dipping to near-zero on Austin Friday morning, it's clear that the city's bout of winter weather still isn't over.

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