Did Texans Actually Conserve Energy This Week? Residents Question ERCOT's ReadinessThe conservation request from ERCOT this week received strong reactions just a few months after the devastating winter storms that knocked out power for millions.
ERCOT Says Power Should Stay On In Texas Throughout The SummerEven on the hottest day this summer the air conditioning should stay on, according to ERCOT's final seasonal assessment.
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.
Texas Mayor Says 'There Will Be Hell To Pay' If Residents Are Stuck With High Energy BillsMany Texas residents are seeing "skyrocketing" power bills, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, and are wondering if they will have to pay them.
Gov. Abbott: Texas Public Utility Commission Halts Power Disconnections Due To Non-PaymentsGov. Greg Abbott on Sunday announced the Public Utility Commission of Texas has halted power disconnections due to non-payments and restricted electric companies from sending "skyrocketing" invoices at this time.
Dallas Resident Says He Received Nearly $7,000 Energy Bill As Effects Of Winter Storms ContinueDallas resident DeAndre Upshaw said it was "very shocking" when he opened his latest electricity bill.
Texas Gov. Abbott Meets With Legislature To Address Spike In Energy BillsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott held an emergency meeting with lawmakers on Saturday to address spikes in energy bills following the devastating winter storms this week.
Suspected Hypothermia Deaths In Homes Mount In TexasWith the snow and ice clearing in Texas, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electricity was cut to millions of homes
Texas Agency Launches Investigation Into Outages That Left Millions Without PowerThe Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) announced Saturday it has launched an investigation into factors that led to outages that left millions of residents without power this week.
ERCOT Says Texas Grids Are Up And Running & Electrical Systems Are Back To NormalERCOT -- Texas’ electric grid operator -- say the system has returned to normal for the first time since a winter storm knocked out power to more than 4 million customers.
ERCOT Expects To Come Out Of Electricity 'Emergency Conditions' Later Friday MorningAfter some four days of many Texans living in the dark and cold, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that it expects to come out of emergency conditions Friday morning.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Says He Feels 'Betrayed' By Those Responsible For Power Failures"I feel betrayed by those who we depend on to keep the lights on in the city and across our state," Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said.
'ERCOT Failed': Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order To Call For Investigation"ERCOT failed on each of these measures that they said they had undertaken. Texans deserve answers about why these shortfalls occurred and how they are going to be corrected..." Gov. Greg Abbott said.
ERCOT Says Power Able To Be Restored For Majority Of Affected Texas ResidentsNearly 500,000 residents are still without power after the Electric Reliability of Texas said Thursday morning that it made "significant progress" in restoration efforts.
Texas Gov. Abbott Orders No Exporting By Natural Gas Producers Through Feb. 21During an update on power and winter weather response efforts, Gov. Greg Abbott said he has ordered natural gas producers in Texas to not export through at least Feb. 21.