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.
Experts say ERCOT should be able to handle generators going offline for maintenance on a mild spring day. And the fact that the state inched so close to needing to have blackouts Tuesday is a sign of the bad shape the grid is in.
As North Texans enjoyed a typical spring afternoon, the operator of the Texas' power grid unexpectedly called for energy conservation.
The White House recently rolled out its infrastructure plan, and billions of dollars would go to improving the nations power grids, but Texas' grid is independent from the rest of the country.
A new survey revealed the stories of people who struggled to keep medical equipment on and temperature-sensitive medicine safe, along with everything else Texans had to do to survive the storm.
A bipartisan bill introduced by two Texans in Congress hopes to invest nearly $500 million to help states shore up electric grids for extreme weather.
A preliminary report from ERCOT on the February power crisis basically states the obvious and leaves important questions unanswered. It did not give any answers about what could or should be done differently, as has been debated in legislative hearings.
After the legislators failed to fix the system following the 2011 winter storm, some are skeptical as to whether politicians will get it right this time.
More than a month after the winter storm that rocked the state, people living in one Fort Worth apartment complex are struggling. People were given notice to vacate while the complex undergoes extensive repairs.
The Hall of State had just re-opened after a $14 million restoration project, but now needs millions in repairs after February's historic winter storm.
Texas officials on Thursday raised the death toll from February's winter storm and blackouts to at least 111 people — nearly doubling the state's initial tally following one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.
Energy regulators say Texas did not follow recommendations to prepare its electric plants for extreme winter weather.
In a release, Texas AG Ken Paxton claims the hotel charged "exorbitant prices for rooms, including nearly three times its normal rates."
Gov. Greg Abbott says he has asked for and accepted the resignation of Arthur D'Andrea, the last remaining member of the three-seat commission.
The largest number of deaths from the winter storm — at least 25 — occurred in Harris County, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported.