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

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

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

Avangrid's CEO touted the company’s installation of nearly 620 MW of new wind projects last year and said it is poised to solidify its clean energy position in 2021. | Vineyard Wind

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

Exelon will separate its regulated transmission and distribution utilities from its merchant power generation business. | Exelon

Maine could benefit from the designation of CREZ for building onshore wind to meet its 2030 renewable portfolio standard of 80%, according to a study. | Michael Surran, via Wikimedia

Vicious storms and an ongoing pandemic failed to hobble year-over-year profit growth, Entergy executives said. | Entergy

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