Texas Power Grid, Strained Last Winter, Now Faces an Early Heat Wave

Regulators have asked residents to start conserving energy after demand hit a June record just one week into the month.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas, #weather

Texas Froze and California Burned. To Insurers, They Look Similar.

An effort to pass on costs in Texas will echo the wildfire strategy by arguing that power companies should have taken protective steps after past cold snaps.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #insurance, #natural-gas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

ERCOT Fires Chief Executive Bill Magness After Texas Storm

Seven board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas had resigned in the wake of widespread outages. Those who remained decided to fire the agency’s chief executive.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #magness-bill, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Texans Demand Answers as They Grapple With Storm’s Lingering Wrath

After millions lost power during a winter storm, lawmakers have held marathon hearings, prosecutors have started criminal investigations and residents have asked for accountability.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-utility-commission-of-texas, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #state-legislatures, #texas

ERCOT Managers Resign After Widespread Storm Outages

The chairwoman and three other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boards-of-directors, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Texas Power Grid Run by ERCOT Set Up the State for Disaster

Texas has refused to join interstate electrical grids and railed against energy regulation. Now it’s having to answer to millions of residents who were left without power in last week’s snowstorm.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

Texas Winter Storm Leads to Power Outages and Angry Residents

“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #oncor-incorporated, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #weather