Texas grid operators say winter weather has shut down nearly half the state's wind power generation because West Texas wind turbines are frozen. The state's wind farms generate a combined 25-thousand megawatts of energy, but as of Sunday, the winter storm had shut down about 12-thousand megawatts. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says the unfrozen turbines on the Texas coast are only partially offsetting some of the lost generation. The council is asking Texans to turn off lights and turn down their heaters to conserve energy.
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