Electric heating made Texas more vulnerable to winter blackouts

Why did the Texas power grid crash after a winter storm that would have been inconspicuous a few hundred miles north? The grid operators were surprised by the unusual weather and had not invested in protective technologies (e.g. wind turbine blade heaters) that keep the grid running all winter in cold locations. For example, the Minneapolis grid is both better insulated from the cold in general and less likely to experience a sudden surge in demand during a cold spell.
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