October 18, 2021

Energy CEO on gas ‘dysfunction’ and Dems’ clean electricity plan

E&E News
Vistra Corp. CEO Curt Morgan says his company is preparing its power plants for winter, but he has concernsabout rising energy prices, oversight of Texas’ natural […]
October 17, 2021

Hope is not a strategy to keep the lights on, Texas must assure it

Dallas Morning News Online
How can Texas ensure that the electricity necessary for modern life is available when customers need it most? The Public Utility Commission is considering proposals to […]
October 15, 2021

Texas grid reforms must not overlook natural gas supply

R Street
While the majority of power plant outages during the storm were due to freezing equipment and other on-site problems, a substantial 31 percent were due to […]
October 15, 2021

Why Texas remains at risk of another energy failure this coming winter

With 67 days until the official start of winter, the threat of another widespread electric failure in Texas remains a possibility, one CEO said, as long […]
October 15, 2021

The new ERCOT chairman is from outside of ERCOT, and that’s a good thing

Dallas Morning News Online
The ERCOT board selection committee, appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and house speaker, picked a new ERCOT chairman who lives in the El Paso area […]
October 14, 2021

A Winter of Giant Gas Bills Is Coming. Are You Ready?

The Wall Street Journal
According to the Energy Information Administration, nearly half of U.S. households that warm their homes with mainly natural gas can expect to spend an average of […]
October 14, 2021

CPS Energy ratepayers on hook for $450 million in winter storm costs – so far

San Antonio Express-News
CPS Energy customers will be paying off $450 million in charges stemming from the deadly February winter storm over the next 25 years.
October 11, 2021

Texas’ rare opportunity to shape the future of the energy market

Austin American-Statesman Online
Abundant natural resources, free markets, and a strong commitment to innovation have long positioned Texas as an energy leader. However, Texans’ faith in that leadership was […]
October 8, 2021

The Texas power grid, ready for winter, What’s Your Point?

FOX 26 Houston
In May, Governor Greg Abbott would boldly announce “all that needed to be done was done in the legislative session.” Fast forward to this week’s hearing of […]
October 8, 2021

In the wake of Uri, solar battery sales soar

Austin Monitor
Seven months after Winter Storm Uri caused the deaths of more than 200 people around Texas and left millions without power, demand for solar power and […]
October 8, 2021

Texans sue ERCOT over ‘negligent management’ of power grid

KXAN Austin
More than 270 Texans from across the state are suing the Electric Reliability Council of Texas for “negligent management” of the power grid during the February […]
October 4, 2021

As winter nears, tensions rise over how to prevent Texas blackouts from happening again

Houston Chronicle
After a winter storm left millions of Texans without power for days last February, Texas lawmakers and energy regulators vowed they would take whatever steps necessary […]
October 3, 2021

Letter to Editor

Dallas Morning News Online
Reliability of the grid is of utmost importance as colder weather approaches in Texas. State leaders cannot ignore these recommendations for improvement without inadvertently leaving vulnerable […]
October 1, 2021

Brazos Electric seeks bankruptcy court ruling on winter storm energy prices

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc has asked the judge overseeing its bankruptcy to determine that Texas’s electric operator applied the wrong pricing mechanism for electricity used […]
October 1, 2021

Adding to ERCOT? | Energy company looking into extra power sources in Texas

The ERCOT grid is called an “electrical island” since it’s isolated from other energy sources. One company has been trying to change that since 2011. Energy […]
October 1, 2021

Texas Senate and House Power Grid Feud Bubbles Over Again

The Texan
Capitol heavyweights are again throwing punches over the state’s response to the power grid blackouts of February.
September 30, 2021

Texas officials hope new process of selecting board members can help fix ERCOT accountability issues

Dallas Morning News Online
The plan to reshape how regulatory board leaders are selected was one of only two bills passed during the regular legislative session to reform the grid […]
September 28, 2021

In fight over $2 billion winter storm bill, ERCOT says it just followed orders

Houston Chronicle
ERCOT, operator of the Texas electric grid, fighting in court over a $2 billion bill it sent to Brazos Electric Power Cooperative for power purchased during […]
September 28, 2021

Texas senators blast regulator for power grid winterization loophole lawmakers wrote into law

The Texas Tribune
In a committee hearing Tuesday, Texas senators were furious that natural gas companies won’t have to better prepare their facilities for extreme weather before this winter […]
August 20, 2021

PATRICK: House Bill 4492 Should Provide Relief for ERCOT Participants Who were Adversely Affected

Texas Insider
“I have reviewed the August 2, 2021, letter Chairman Chris Paddie wrote to you where he makes the claim that House Bill 4492 from the 87th […]