Texas Advances Bill Mandating Winterizing Power Grid

The Texas Tribune reports:

Several bills responding to Texas’ February power outages — including one mandating that power plants prepare facilities for extreme weather and another reforming the Electric Reliability Council of Texas board — were advanced by the Texas House State Affairs Committee on Thursday.

None addressed the price ERCOT set for wholesale electricity prices during the storm and power outages. There’s been a growing political divide between the Texas Senate and House over addressing an independent market monitor’s finding that ERCOT artificially inflated prices and overbilled energy companies.

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