Texas House Gives Final Passage To 6 Bills Meant To Prevent Widespread Power OutagesThe Texas House gave final passage on Wednesday, March 31, to six bills aimed at preventing last month's widespread and deadly power outages from ever happening again.
New Oversight, Mandates For Texas' Power Grid Proposed In Wake Of Blackouts During Winter StormsBoth the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed sweeping reforms that lawmakers say would prevent a repeat of the widespread blackouts that spiraled into one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.
I-Team: Failed Communication And 2-Page Form Kept Texans In Cold And Dark Longer During Winter StormsThe state’s electric utility companies that service the deregulated areas said to be put on their “critical” lists, all gas producers needed to do was fill out a simple form.
Texas Energy Officials Under Microscope As Congress Questions Leaders About Power Grid FailureQuestions in Washington as Congress continues probing Texas officials, who oversee the state’s energy industry and electric grid, in their quest to get answers after February's massive and deadly power outages.
ERCOT, Texas Railroad Commission Facing Questions From Congress About Power Grid FailureThe widespread deadly power outages in Texas in February is getting more attention in Washington Wednesday. Congress is questioning officials who oversee the state’s energy industry and electric grid.
Regulation Again The Topic In Texas After Winter Storm Results In Blackouts, Power OutagesOne of the emerging response to a winter weather catastrophe in Texas, that caused one of the worst power outages in U.S. history, is unusual for the Lone Star State: calls for more regulation.
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.”