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February 26, 2021

Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings

Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings By Reese Oxner, Mitchell Ferman and Julián AguilarFebruary 26, 2021 Texas lawmakers investigating this month’s devastating power […]
February 26, 2021

Griddy customers moved to other electricity providers after ERCOT boots it from Texas market

Griddy customers moved to other electricity providers after ERCOT boots it from Texas market By Neelam BohraFebruary 26, 2021 Texans who receive their electricity from Griddy Energy […]
February 25, 2021

How Texas’ power grid works

How Texas’ power grid works By Darla Cameron, Emily Albracht, Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman February 25, 2021 The deregulated power grid in Texas means no one company owns all the power plants, […]
February 24, 2021

Texas utility regulator to investigate indexed retail electric providers following massive electric bills

Texas utility regulator to investigate indexed retail electric providers following massive electric bills By Shawn MulcahyFebruary 24, 2021 After hearing reports of some Texans receiving massive […]
February 22, 2021

Texans blindsided by massive electric bills await details of Gov. Greg Abbott’s promised relief

Texans blindsided by massive electric bills await details of Gov. Greg Abbott’s promised relief By Shannon NajmabadiFebruary 22, 2021 Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas lawmakers are promising relief for […]
February 22, 2021

“Power companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid against extreme weather

“Power companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid against extreme weather By Jeremy Schwartz, Kiah Collier and Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune […]
February 22, 2021

A family is suing Texas’ power grid operator after their son died from suspected hypothermia. But ERCOT may be shielded from lawsuits.

A family is suing Texas’ power grid operator after their son died from suspected hypothermia. But ERCOT may be shielded from lawsuits. By Reese OxnerFebruary 22, […]
April 18, 2020

Texas utility regulators have programs to prevent shutoffs during the pandemic. But some Texans are falling through the cracks.

Texas utility regulators have programs to prevent shutoffs during the pandemic. But some Texans are falling through the cracks. By Juan Pablo Garnham April 18, 2020 Carly Eaves […]
March 27, 2020

Texas regulators vote to ban residential utility shut-offs during pandemic while buoying companies

Texas regulators vote to ban residential utility shut-offs during pandemic while buoying companies BY KIAH COLLIER AND JEREMY SCHWARTZ, THE TEXAS TRIBUNE AND PROPUBLICAMarch 26, 2020 The Texas Public […]