Mexico provides electricity to ice storm-hit Texas
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:13:20 GMT —
Mexico will provide electricity to Texas to help the U.S. state weather an ice storm that has forced rolling blackouts.
Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission says it has agreed to transmit 280 megawatts of electricity to Texas between Wednesday and Thursday night.
A commission statement says the electricity will be transmitted at interconnection points in Nuevo Laredo -- across the border from Laredo, Texas -- and Piedras Negras, which sits opposite of Eagle Pass, Texas.
Rolling blackouts have been implemented across Texas, including in Super Bowl host city Dallas, due to high demand during the rare ice storm.