Tag: ERCOT

Texas Power Use to Hit Record as Temperatures Soar

Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and a days-long blackout during a deep freeze in 2021. Extreme weather is increasingly straining power grids across the United States, and regulators are predicting record heat and drought this summer…


Texas Power Plants Ready for Winter, Grid Says Ahead of Cold Snap

Nearly all of Texas’ electric generation units and transmission facilities have passed the state’s new winterization rules, the state grid reported just before the expected coldest day so far this winter hits the West Texas Permian oil and natural gas producing area on Thursday. Extreme cold in Texas, which caused power plants and gas pipes…


Grid Operator Urges Texans to Conserve Electricity Until June 18

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the Lone Star state’s grid operator, asked Texans on Monday to limit their electricity use as much as possible through Friday, citing tight grid conditions caused by a large number of unexpected shutdowns of generators and heightened electricity use in the state. Texans are being asked by ERCOT in…


Texas Governor Signs Bills to Improve State’s Power Grid, Reform ERCOT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed two bills into law on Tuesday to weatherize and improve the reliability of the state’s power grid, and reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the organization that oversees the power grid, after a brutal February winter storm left millions without power and killed dozens of people. “During the winter storm,…


Abbott Signs Bills to Improve Texas Power Grid, Reform ERCOT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed two bills into law on Tuesday to weatherize and improve the reliability of the state’s power grid, and reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the organization that oversees the power grid, after a brutal February winter storm left millions without power and killed dozens of people. “During the winter storm,…


Texas Energy Council, Entergy Accused of Gross Negligence Leading to Boy’s Death in New Lawsuit

The Texas organization in charge of energy and Entergy, a utility company, are being blamed for a teenager’s death amid recent snowstorms in the southern state. Cristian Pineda, 11, was found dead last week in his family’s Houston home after they, along with millions of other households, according to a new lawsuit. The family tried…


NTD Business Full Broadcast (Feb. 19)

The Texas Governor is calling on state lawmakers to force power plants to winterize their facilities. It’s to prevent blackouts like we’ve seen this week from happening again. A New York City waitress gets fired for holding off on the vaccine, so what’s her concern? Facebook is facing backlash after it blacks out news media…


Texas Power Grid Was ‘Second or Minutes’ Months-Long Blackout: Energy Council

The Texas power grid was just moments away from a total blackout in the midst of a winter storm and record low temperatures, said the head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). “Demand and supply have to be very closely in balance,” ERCOT CEO Bill Magness told CNN. “If we let it get far…


Texas Power Grid Was ‘Minutes’ From Months-Long Blackout: Energy Council

The Texas power grid was just moments away from a total blackout in the midst of a winter storm and record low temperatures, said the head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). “Demand and supply have to be very closely in balance,” ERCOT CEO Bill Magness told CNN. “If we let it get far…


Texas Attorney General Announces Probe Into ERCOT Over Role in Blackouts

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the organization that operates the state’s power grid, alleging “mishandling” amid the brutal cold snap that has left millions of Texans shivering and in the dark. “ERCOT & other energy cos have slipped & fallen on their faces…