Just as a meteorologist was explaining how the record-breaking temperatures could cause rolling blackouts across the state. Immediately, the power was knocked out at a Houston-based TV station.

While Texas meteorologist Travis Herzog was giving an update on how there could be possible rolling outages due to the extreme heat, the power went out on air. But, in true news television fashion, he said the “show must go on.”

Herzog, the chief meteorologist at ABC13 Houston, tweeted about the weird coincidence on Wednesday, July 13. He wrote, “That moment you’re on live TV talking about the hot weather in Texas that could lead to rolling blackouts…and then the power goes out.”

Watch the video below:

On Wednesday, the Texas grid operator ERCOT was forced to take unprecedented emergency measures to avoid rolling blackouts amid a heatwave as wind turbines failed to produce energy due to low winds.

ERCOT manages electric power for more than 26 million Texas customers and represents 90% of the state’s electric load, according to the company.

Well, this incident didn’t happen just once but twice, according to Herzog, another power outage happened during his 5 pm broadcast too.

Using his journalism skills, Herzog later solved the mystery of the power outage. He explained how one of his engineers informed him how the station went off the grid a little after 3 p.m. The studio lights at the station aren’t on a dedicated backup power source, so they went off as the company switched to generator power, he added.

“Mystery solved. One of our engineers informed me we went off the grid a little after 3PM. The studio lights aren’t on a dedicated backup power source, so they went off as we switched generator power. Two hours later we went off generator and on the grid and the process repeated.” he said.

The wind turbines are not producing enough energy right now, according to ERCOT.

Here’s what ERCOT said in a press release:

“Wind generation is currently generating significantly less than what it historically generated in this time period. Current projections show wind generation coming in less than 10 percent of its capacity.”

Source: TheGatewayPundit

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