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.
Federal Expert Testifies During Congressional Hearing Texas Did Not Adequately Prepare Electric Grid For Extreme Winter WeatherThe comments from James Robb, the CEO of NERC, came during a virtual hearing by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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.
Oncor: Wednesday Morning Storms Cause Power Outages Across North TexasStrong storms and heavy rain on Wednesday morning brought damaging winds and frequent lightning that resulted in tens of thousands across the Metroplex losing power.
Why Public Utility Commission Won't Reverse Alleged ERCOT Overcharges And What It Could Mean For YouAn independent firm hired by the state to watch the Texas power market accused ERCOT of overcharging companies by $16 billion.
'I'm Not A Mandate Guy': Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Disagrees With CDC Director On COVID-19 Restrictions, Wants ERCOT Head To Resign"Now I think it's time to move forward with the hospitalizations down and vaccinations going up," said Lt. Gov. Patrick.
Texas Lawmakers Call On Public Utility Commission Chair To ResignState Representative Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas has added his name to a list of lawmakers calling on the Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, DeAnn Walker, to resign.
At Texas Capitol Hearing, Oncor CEO Explains Whose Lights Stayed On & Why Outages Lasted Longer Than Intended"I want to say that I completely understand all the outrage and anger of all Texans," said Oncor CEO Allen Nye.
At ERCOT Hearings Oncor CEO Says Decision Was 'Between Having Electricity & Having A Total Blackout For Up To A Month'For the second day in a row, members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) are being grilled by lawmakers in Austin about the state power grid and the blackouts that left Texans in the cold and dark, and cost some their lives.
ERCOT CEO Grilled By State Lawmakers, As Power Plant Operators Admit Entire Energy Sector Failed TexasThe State House and State Senate began separate hearings at 9:00 a.m. that ran well into the evening on Thursday.
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.
House And Senate Hearings Investigating ERCOT Power Outages Set To Get Underway In AustinToday state lawmakers will begin their investigation into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the massive power failure that left millions of Texans in the dark and without heat.
$11,527 Vs. $334: How Much Your Electric Plan Cost You During Texas' Winter StormsWhile thousands of Texans face huge electricity bills, experts say most homeowners should not have a bill out of the ordinary.