Two very important issues here:
1. Privatization is always highly risky because large transactions attract unscrupulous investors, and deals involving the state are susceptible to corruption.
2. Efficiency optimization compounds systemic risk.
Texas's electrical isolationism can be blamed in this particular case, but "one big happy grid" is not enough. There needs to be artificial incentive to over-build generation capacity because this problem can occur at any scale.
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