Huge changes are in the works to fix the Texas power grid, but real change will take years. In the meantime, ERCOT says it has things under control to keep up with the demand this summer starting with the record demand anticipated next week.
Five months after February’s winter storm damaged a North Texas domestic violence shelter and displaced more than 100 women and children, The Family Place is re-opening its doors.
The state health department added 59 more deaths to its official count, for a total of 210 February winter storm-related deaths in Texas.
ERCOT penned a lengthy statement to the public on how it will restore trust following widespread power outages during the February winter storm that now cost an estimated 210 lives and billions of dollars in overall damage across the state.
The lawsuit states that the Texas Department of Transportation and other entities responsible for maintaining I-35W failed to discover hazards or defects on the road and failed to de-ice and close the highway.
The letter lists areas of immediate action he wants taken following February’s deadly winter storm, including offering incentives to add natural gas, coal, and nuclear power plants to the grid. But he is punishing renewable resources, like wind and solar, if they don’t provide what he calls an adequate amount of power.
Potentially vital information about the decisions made before, during, and after this winter's power grid failure may never be known.
The governor of Texas signed two bills Tuesday that reform ERCOT's board and require some power plants to better prepare for extreme weather conditions.
Former members of the Public Utilities Commission are lending their thoughts on how Texas can improve its power grid after the February winter storm in a newly released report.
The House and Senate passed some bills that will reform the state's main power grid, but Texans won't get any direct help with their electricity bills. Critics say the final versions of these bills do not go far enough to prevent further disasters and protect consumers.
A big donation is music to the ears of Dallas ISD band members who were robbed of their precious instruments by the winter storm.
ERCOT conducted a test to make sure its emergency conditions warning system is working as intended ahead of the summer season.
Texas lawmakers have finally passed a bill aimed at trying to prevent another power outage disaster. But critics call it a weak effort.
A plan to better protect the state's power grid against another winter weather freeze and blackout gained steam in a compromise bill that leaders in the Texas House of Representatives presented this week.
The first major bill in response to February’s widespread power outages from the winter storm is headed to the governor's desk.
The bill, headed to Gov. Abbott's desk, would not allow residential or small-business electricity customers in Texas to sign up for electricity plans where wholesale prices for power are passed to customers.
Brad Jones, who previously served with ERCOT from 2013-2015, will take over the position on May 4.
An analysis commissioned by TXOGA reveals that power outages were the principal factor for natural gas production and transportation reductions during the winter storm.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings on the 135-car pileup on Interstate 35W that left six people dead and dozens injured.
A measure that has passed the Texas Senate and is now in the House is the strongest piece of legislation after Texas’ deadly winter storm that left four million people without power, killed 111 people and caused an estimated $80-100 million worth of damage.