North Texas State Senator To Refile Past Bill Calling For Threat Assessment Of Texas Electric GridTwo years ago, Sen. Bob Hall, the Republican from Van Zandt County filed the legislation that passed the Senate, but died in the House.
Energy Experts: Improvements To Electric And Gas Grids Should Be Looked At HolisticallyTwo severe winter storms featuring snow, ice, and bitter cold temperatures statewide resulted in millions of Texans without electricity, heat, and clean water.
Never Again: 4 Steps Texas Needs To Take To Prevent Another Power CrisisIt was a failure. Millions of Texans were left without power at a time when they needed it the most. While the winter storms like those that hit Texas last week are rare, it’s not out of the question that it could happen again.
Just As The Lights Come Back On For Most Of Texas Water Woes Rise In The State & Across The SouthHundreds of thousands of North Texans who lost power for days after deadly winter weather overwhelmed the electric grid now have it back, but the crisis is far from over because many people in the state, and across the South, lack safe drinking water.
Winterizing Texas Power Plants Becomes Major Political Issue After Millions Left In Dark Without HeatGovernor Greg Abbott declared a new legislative emergency: He wants state lawmakers to require the winterization of the state's power system, and for them to provide funding to make it happen.
With Millions Of Texans Still In The Dark, ERCOT Has No Timeline For When Power Will Be Fully RestoredDespite the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) restoring power to more than half-a-million homes across the state Tuesday night, hundreds of thousands of North Texans are still in the dark and without heat.
ERCOT President Welcomes Investigation Into Mass Power Outages In TexasGovernor Greg Abbott is ordering an investigation into ERCOT, which oversees the state's electric grid, to determine what caused the mass power outage problem we’re seeing across Texas.
ERCOT Needs To Better Winterize Power Grid & Add Capacity, SMU Energy Expert SaysThe record-cold snap in Texas continues to leave between two and three million residents without power.
'My Face Is Freezing': North Texans Share Misery Of Lengthy Power Outages“This is not a rolling blackout, this is a blackout,” says Stephanie Randall. “I don’t know where rolling came from because there’s no rolling over here.”
With 'Near Blizzard Conditions Possible' In North Texas, ERCOT Expects Record-Breaking Electric UseWith what is predicted to be historically cold weather this weekend through the middle of next week in Texas, the state's electrical grid operator is expecting record-setting usage.
Perry Defends Trump Directive On Coal, Nuclear PlantsEnergy Secretary Rick Perry said coal and nuclear plants "are retiring at an alarming rate that, if unchecked, will threaten our ability to recover from intentional attacks and natural disasters."
Grid Managers Expect Record Electricity Demand This Summer The operators of the electric that keeps most of Texas energized say they expect another record-breaking summer for electric power demand.
Xcel Energy Approves $40M In New Transmission ProjectsMore than 30 miles of transmission lines and several electrical substations will be upgraded as part of eight infrastructure projects being planned by Xcel Energy.
North Texas Finding New Places To Generate PowerFor 40 years, the Tarrant Regional Water District just focused on getting water to the region. Now that water, is helping quench our thirst for power.
ERCOT Says Texas Power Supply OK For Fall, WinterThe grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter.