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Texas   /   February 18, 2021

Lisa Brown
By: Lisa Brown

TX Governor Calls for ERCOT Scrutiny in Wake of Power Failures

Gov. Greg Abbott says the reform of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) should be an emergency item during this legislative session. In declaring this item an emergency, the governor is calling on the legislature to investigate ERCOT and ensure Texans never again experience the scale of power outages that have occurred the past several days.

“The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been anything but reliable over the past 48 hours,” said Abbott. “Far too many Texans are without power and heat for their homes as our state faces freezing temperatures and severe winter weather. This is unacceptable. Reviewing the preparations and decisions by ERCOT is an emergency item so we can get a full picture of what caused this problem and find long-term solutions. I thank my partners in the house and senate for acting quickly on this challenge, and I will work with them to enhance Texas’ electric grid and ensure that our state never experiences power outages like this again.”

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Lisa Brown has more than 30 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap and NAIOP.
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