UPDATED: Texas Lawmakers Dig into Power Outages

Texas lawmakers took their shots at ERCOT as they tried to grasp the complexities of a system that failed during an “unprecedented weather event.” | Texas House of Representatives

Last week's outages in ERCOT were on the minds of many witnesses at FERC’s technical conference on RTO/ISO credit practices. | FERC

ERCOT CEO Bill Magness detailed for the Board of Directors the events that led up to last week’s near collapse of the grid during a severe winter storm. | © RTO Insider

The NEPOOL Participants Committee’s first working session on the “Pathways to the Future Grid” effort featured ISO-NE’s proposed work on market frameworks. | ISO-NE

FERC issued another Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on revising its policy on natural gas pipeline certificates and discussed electricity capacity markets. | Shutterstock

FERC reversed its decision not to exempt commercial demand response programs from NYISO’s BSM rules. | NYISO

SPP joined ERCOT in initiating rolling blackouts Monday as the entire Midwest experiences an unprecedented winter storm. | Kerrville Public Utilities Board

PJM put a vote regarding CTR allocation on hold and discussed capital recovery factors as well as its long-term five-minute dispatch and pricing issue. | PJM

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