A Texas-based nonprofit group is urging Gov.
Greg Abbott to take action to restore power to parts of the state that were battered by the storm.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Tuesday called for the governor to use a combination of federal and state money to restore some of the states power grid, including a plan to build a new transmission line connecting the San Antonio area to Texas.
The plan, the group said, would give consumers more power and would be better for the environment.
Power companies have long said they can’t restore power for everyone.
But the group, which also includes Texas A&M University, said that power should be restored for residents who can’t keep up with the grid’s demand.
“We know that this is going to be a very expensive process,” said Matthew Dolan, senior policy adviser at the foundation.
The group said it was not the first time it has raised questions about the state’s power supply.
In 2016, it asked the state to shut down the San Jacinto River, a natural gas pipeline, for two weeks.
The state then built a new pipeline to bring gas from the river into a plant in Fort Worth.
The nonprofit, which works with local communities and businesses, said the project could have saved the state more than $10 million in the event of a blackout.