Questions about the 2021 Texas intentional power-cut

The snow didn’t cause the power outage. The power companies did.

This is the first I’ve ever heard of intentional mass power-cuts. It’s been snowing in Texas for hundreds of years. Why weren’t the power companies prepared?

They said the wind turbines froze up. We don’t have the technology to keep them from freezing up? Of course, we do.
Antarctic wind turbines working fine

They cut power at 3 AM – when power usage is at its lowest.

Why didn’t TX Gov. Abbott stop the blackouts?

‘A complete bungle’: Texas’ energy pride goes out with cold – AP