A Houston-based microgrid company has used its on-site generators and underground natural gas pipeline system to enable H-E-B grocery stores in the Houston area to remain open despite power outages and massive flooding during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Texas utilities have reported more than 300,000 customers have been without power at various times due to the storm. The Department of Energy (DOE) isĀ issuing periodic updates; DOE on August 29 said more than 270,000 customers in Texas remained without power, with 2,700 customers in Louisiana also without electricity.

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