Though it does sound odd to say that this is a hot summer in Texas, let’s be honest, every summer in Texas is hot but this summer will be remembered by us.

The U.S. National Weather Service reports that the temperatures on Monday reached high or hazardous levels over most of the state, with Austin reaching 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) and Houston reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit around 3 p.m. (NWS). With this, the citizens of Texas might have to face an electricity blackout.

According to recent estimates by the state’s grid operator, the state might endure a severe heatwave or drought coupled with high demand for electricity just a few months after the disastrous winter storm that left millions of Texans without power for days.

This is the fourth heat wave of the season in Texas, a heatwave that has afflicted Texas well before the official start-of-summer season. A summer of record-breaking, scorching, sizzling, sweaty summertime is about to get hotter. I can say we have had one of our hottest summers on record,” said John Neilson-Gammon, a state climate scientist.

The severe summer in Texas may cause lots of power cuts. Companies who mine for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as other large industrial power users, assisted in preventing blackouts with power outages.

In order to assist stabilize the state’s grid, Riot Blockchain and Agro Blockchain announced on social media that they will limit usage. As per the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), there might be a shortage of reserve energy.

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According to a spokeswoman for Governor Greg Abbott, the state “has established and broken electricity demand records 26 times without any systemwide concerns or outages” since May. “Texans rise to the occasion and contribute whenever there is a demand for conservation.”

Texans were urged to save electricity on Tuesday as the supply of electricity could barely keep up with demand. This comes as state lawmakers continue to debate how to strengthen the grid after a storm in February almost caused its collapse. This week, several of the power facilities on the grid were out of commission for maintenance, some as a consequence of damage from the winter storm.

Texas

Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. At 268,596 square miles , and with more than 29.1 million residents in 2020, it is the second-largest U.S. (wikipedia)

Weather

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)