July 14 — ERCOT’s road map is a response to several bills passed by the legislature this year aiming to bolster regional electric reliability, as well as a letter from the governor sent last week that directed the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to take “immediate action” to secure grid reliability. Former PUCT officials called the plan “a good start,” but said the state still needs to think about how it can improve demand response and energy efficiency programs. They also emphasized the need for a robust evaluation of what caused the February outages.

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