The Texas Senate has voted to require regulators to study whether the state’s power generators can handle severe weather.
Texas had rolling blackouts in February. Arctic weather sunk temperatures into single digits and knocked out more than 80 power stations.
Monday’s vote calls for the state Public Utility Commission and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to study emergency operations plans at power plants and report their findings to the Legislature in 2012.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.