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Texas Legislature approves bills to require power plants to "weatherize," among other measures to overhaul electric grid

The Texas House and Senate both approved negotiated versions of Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3, the two sweeping bills to change the state’s power grid and the people who oversee it.

The Blanco Vista neighborhood of San Marcos is blanketed with several inches of snow as a massive winter weather system causes power outages across Texas on Feb. 15, 2021.

Power plants required to weatherize in Senate Bill 3

Proposal to help fund backup power at health care facilities stripped

Lawmakers approve plan for electric, power and gas companies to seek billions in rate-payer backed bonds, loans

Texans could be notified of future outages with emergency alerts

ERCOT board to be appointed by politicians under Senate Bill 2

Renewables avoid attack from lawmakers

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