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

California’s energy policy leaders came together to weigh the potential impact of the state’s sharply rising electricity rates on its electrification goals. | CPUC

New PG&E Corp. CEO Patti Poppe vowed change as she laid out her vision for the state’s largest utility, which reported a loss of $1.05/share for 2020. | Tanner Hembree/USDA Forest Service

American Electric Power CEO Nick Akins called for stepped-up reliability measures following a winter storm that ravaged the Texas grid. | AEP

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was sworn in as the 16th secretary of energy on Thursday after the Senate confirmed her nomination, 64-35. | C-SPAN

The Rhode Island PUC unanimously rejected a proposal from National Grid to remove barriers for low-income customers to access the benefits of clean energy. | Newport Renewables

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

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