The agency’s intense focus on these highly technical issues and others comes in response to last February’s statewide energy crisis that left 4 million Texans without power.
The ERCOT Selection Committee also designated former Congressman Bill Flores to serve as Vice Chair of the ERCOT board.
Texas regulators adopted weather preparation rules for electric generators and transmission and distribution utilities.
The State Energy Plan Advisory Committee was created as part of Senate Bill 3, which state lawmakers adopted in response to February’s power crisis.
The new appointees — Paul Foster and Carlos Aguilar — are the first two directors named by the newly empaneled ERCOT Board Selection Committee, which was created in accordance with Senate Bill 2.
In comments before regulators, TCAP and other city coalitions identified the lack of critical facility designations as a top system failure during this year’s blackouts.