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Texas winter storm: Governor Abbott will hold Tuesday press conference ahead of severe winter weather across Texas this week

State leaders, including Governor Greg Abbott, are planning to answer questions about the Texas power grid as another winter storm is expected this weekend.

Governor Abbott will hold a briefing at 11 a.m. He will be joined by representatives from ERCOT, the Texas Emergency Management Board and more.

ABC13 will live stream the meeting in the video player above.

The biggest question for many Texans: Will power continue this time?

It’s been almost a year since the last major freeze left thousands of Texans in the cold, without electricity.

More than 200 people across the sate have died after the power grid went down, according to a state report.

FORECAST: Rain moves overnight, arctic cold front blows this weekend

This time around, there are a number of things in our favor.

First, it won’t be as cold as during the deep freeze in February 2021, and cold temperatures won’t be across the state.

Meteorologists also predict that it won’t last long.

Meanwhile, the state spent a year improving the grid.

Officials say it could take another year or two for all the work to be completed.

RELATED: This is how you can check the Texas grid in real time

With another winter storm on the way, ABC13 asked an energy expert what he thinks about the possibility of continued operations. Right now, he said, the answer depends on how bad the storm is.

“We get these kinds of winter storms, maybe every 10 years. If it happens in the next two or three months, I would worry about the state of the grid,” said UH Energy Director Ramanan Krishnamoorti. Texas Electricity”. “If it happens next winter, I think we’ll be better off.”

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