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ERCOT board fires CEO Magness in wake of Texas February power freezeout

Staff and wire reports Another political victim has fallen in the aftermath of Texas’ disastrous power outages during the historic February freeze. The board of directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas canned CEO Bill...

Financial freeze from winter storm sends Texas electric coop into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The deep freeze that knocked out much of the Texas grid has claimed a key power provider as one of its first financial victims. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, which serves more than 1.5 million customers...

For Texas, the past was not prologue in the 2021 electricity fiasco

During an emergency board meeting of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) today, Bill Magness, ERCOT CEO, outlined the events that took place between February 14 and 18 that ultimately led to the...

The lesson of Texas — and a new program states can use to quickly...

If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury — they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe.

Has privatization failed Texas utility customers?

Relative electricity prices have increased dramatically, and dangerously lower electrical system reliability is the result of Texas electric utility deregulation in 2002

Texas Gov. calls for ERCOT leaders to resign in wake of rolling blackouts during...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called for an emergency investigation of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and its handling of the statewide power outages during a historic cold snap. Abbott, a Republican, has called...