The Public Utility Commission today authorized the Electric Reliability Council of Texas known as ERCOT, the power grid that that serves 90% of Texas, to explore a relationship with the city of Lubbock.

In a brief discussion at its meeting in Austin today PUC commissioners said they had been asked by the city of Lubbock to allow ERCOT to move forward with a study. The commissioners approved that move without objection.

That study, KCBD has learned from Mayor Glen Robertson, will examine the feasibility of integrating Lubbock into the ERCOT power grid.

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