News Round-Up: March 2024

News Round-Up: March 2024

San Antonio Express-News: ERCOT program cost Texas utilities an extra $90 million during January freeze, market monitor says Feb. 28  — As Texans drove power demand to a wintertime record high during last month’s deep freeze, power companies paid $90 million in...
News Round-Up: January 3-8

News Round-Up: January 3-8

KERA: Energy expert says Texas should weatherize natural gas to prevent future blackouts Jan. 3 — Some regions of the state have seen below freezing temperatures over the last few days, leaving some Texans worried the electrical grid could fail, as it did last...
News Round-Up: January 3-8

News Round-Up: September 25-October 2

Texas Tribune: Texas senators blast regulator for power grid winterization loophole lawmakers wrote into law Sept. 28 — The law says the state’s natural gas system won’t be required to prepare for extreme weather until 2022 at the earliest and allows...
News Round-Up: January 3-8

News Round-Up: Aug. 15 – Aug. 20

Dallas Morning News: Texas Senate seeks to fix problem in winter storm finance bill they say would increase energy costs Aug 17 — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who supports his members’ request for the PUC to make the fix, had asked for more ratepayer protection...