State emergency management officials will use the map during weather emergencies and disasters to pinpoint the location of critical electric and natural gas facilities and emergency contact information for those facilities.
Small business owners in Allen are receiving massive bills for electricity from a time period when millions of Texans had no power.
Both Democrats and Republicans in a Texas Senate committee agreed there needs to be more oversight of the oil and gas industry. The concerns were about the role natural gas providers played during last year's deadly winter storm disaster.
A small private ceremony was held Friday to honor the victims, survivors and first responders involved in a deadly pileup on an icy I-35W a year ago.
As we prepare for the first ice and snow event of 2022, state leaders insist we are better prepared than one year ago. FOX 4's Blake Hanson has a look back at what caused the deadly power outages and a look ahead to what Texas is doing to prevent it from happening again.
ERCOT says power plants are ready for this week's winter weather and freezing temperatures. But there are questions about whether natural gas — which powers the power plants — is ready. And we're learning there may already be problems ahead of the winter weather.
In the fallout of the deep freeze last February in Texas, winterization is now mandatory for power generators. ERCOT has given its final winterization report. The first test for the winterized grid will be later this week. Lows will be in the 20s in North Texas and peak demand is expected Friday.
This lawsuit by dozens of insurance companies alleges ERCOT is responsible for the power failure last year and claims it could have been prevented.
28 of those deaths were reported in Travis County, the second-highest countywide death toll, only behind Harris County.
ERCOT said the Texas power grid is ready to handle a major cold snap this winter.
The Texas Public Utility Commission approved more changes to the state power grid in hopes of preventing future blackouts.
PUC officials have said they have confidence the lights will stay on this winter after several recent changes, but some energy experts have their doubts.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas is recommending more than $7.5 million in administrative penalties for those eight companies.
The agency responsible for most of the Texas power grid is promising to inspect power plants to make sure they are prepared for severe winter weather.
The agency that regulates oil and gas in Texas is making it harder for companies to get around winterizing requirements. In spite of that and a lot of political promises, experts say the state is still not prepared for another major winter freeze.
After February's terrible winter storm, TxDOT added more heavy equipment to its arsenal. They decided they needed to double the number of snowplows they have on hand. Drivers are being asked to do their part to stay safe.
The most severe scenario considered by ERCOT for this winter — very high demand for power, extensive fossil fuel outages, and low renewable power production — does not capture the amount of power lost during February.
Despite several new laws in Texas, the state is being warned it is still at risk for widespread blackouts in a winter storm.
Sometimes it pays to stay positive. When the owners of the Waldorf Astoria in Rome saw a video of 91-year-old Ezell Holley making light of a tough situation during February's winter storm, they offered him the trip of a lifetime.
The Texas Public Utilities Commission members spent Thursday going over recommendations to avoid another deadly winter storm. A lot of the proposals come from the larger players in the market. But commissioners stressed they want to hear recommendations from the smaller independent companies too.