Texas is struggling to meet increasing consumer demand for energy and could face serious capacity shortages by 2014 unless regulatory and policy changes are made, according to research by state regulators.

In a meeting February 8th with the Texas House State Affairs Committee, regulators including the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas told lawmakers that 2011’s extremely hot and dry summer had exposed concerns over Texas’ ability to meet future energy growth.

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