Once Bitten, Power Producers Take Steps to Beat Winter's Freeze

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  • Polar vortex of 2013-2014 taught producers hard lessons
  • Record natural gas inventories seen easing winter supply woes

During the worst of the winter of 2013-2014, the mid-Atlantic saw widespread power plant outages, Texas was forced to import electricity from Mexico, one generator fired up units closed for years and Southern California ran short of natural gas.

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