Mexico Helps Power Texas During Storm

It transmits electricity to help state get through crisis
By Rhett ,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Feb 3, 2011 11:46 AM CST
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(User Submitted) – Wintry storms this week have left Texas scrambling to conserve electricity to prevent widespread blackouts. Power companies are working quickly to restore power, says Gov. Rick Perry, but rolling blackouts swept the state yesterday to help balance the lack of energy. In an ironic turn of events, Mexico's state electricity company began an energy transfer yesterday into Texas through its northern border cities of Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, and Piedras Negras, reports AFP. Regulators even lifted pollution rules to make the transfer possible, notes the Dallas Morning News. The juice is enough to power 56,000 households.

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