Tag: Texas power crisis

Texas Power Usage Hits All-Time High Amid Soaring Temperatures

Power use in the state of Texas hit an all-time high on Sunday as Texans continue to face high electricity prices amid soaring temperatures. Power demand exceeded 75 gigawatts at around 5:15 p.m. on June 12, surpassing the previous record of 74.8 gigawatts set in August 2019. The power grid is operating normally and there is…


Top Executives of Texas Electric Grid Operator Resign After Widespread Power Outages

Five board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Texas’s power grid operator, resigned Tuesday after the state power system failed during a deadly winter storm, leaving more than 4 million customers losing electricity amid subfreezing temperatures. All of the five board directors live outside Texas. Their resignations are effective Wednesday, just a day before…


Texas Power Crisis Puts Keystone XL Cancelation in Perspective

Rolling blackouts in Texas have put the importance of oil pipelines into perspective, according to business executives. Ryan Palazzo, a former chief operating officer of a pipeline construction company and a resident of Houston, Texas, received text messages on Feb. 15 about rolling blackouts to protect the electricity grid which was strained by record low temperatures….


Texas Power Crisis Puts Keystone XL Cancellation in Perspective

Rolling blackouts in Texas have put the importance of oil pipelines into perspective, business executives say. Ryan Palazzo, a former chief operating officer of a pipeline construction company and a resident of Houston, received text messages on Feb. 15 about rolling blackouts to protect the state’s electricity grid, which was strained by a massive winter storm…