Texas Senate Hears Blackout Testimony

At a state Senate hearing this morning on Texas' rolling blackouts earlier this month, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas released the first list — albeit a very partial one — of power plants that failed during the Feb. 2 crisis.

The list, which Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin had pressed ERCOT for, comprised only those generators that had voluntarily agreed to waive their 60-day confidentiality prerogative, and whose information could be double-checked, according to ERCOT.

First on the hot seat in what may be day-long hearing held jointly in the Senate chamber by the Business & Commerce and Natural Resources committees were the ...

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