Texas Gov. Declares ERCOT "Reform" An Emergency Item For Legislative Session
February 17, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared the "reform" of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) an emergency item this legislative session.
"In declaring this item an emergency, the Governor is calling on the legislature to investigate ERCOT and ensure Texans never again experience power outages on the scale they have seen over the past several days," the governor's office said
"The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been anything but reliable over the past 48 hours," said Governor Abbott on Feb. 16. "Far too many Texans are without power and heat for their homes as our state faces freezing temperatures and severe winter weather. This is unacceptable. Reviewing the preparations and decisions by ERCOT is an emergency item so we can get a full picture of what caused this problem and find long-term solutions. I thank my partners in the House and Senate for acting quickly on this challenge, and I will work with them to enhance Texas’ electric grid and ensure that our state never experiences power outages like this again."