Chairman, 4 Board Members of Texas Power Council Resign After Winter Freeze Failures

The chairman of the Power Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and 4 different board members resigned within the aftermath of the failure of the facility grid to ship electrical energy to tens of millions of residents throughout the winter storm. The 5 board members, who don’t reside in Texas, got here underneath stress to resign after greater than 4.5 million electrical clients had been left within the chilly and darkish throughout the historic freeze.

“When Texans had been in determined want of electrical energy, ERCOT did not do its job and Texans had been left shivering of their properties with out energy,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott mentioned in response to the resignations. “ERCOT management made assurances that Texas’ energy infrastructure was ready for the winter storm, however these assurances proved to be devastatingly false.”

The governor mentioned the group’s lack of preparedness and transparency was “unacceptable.”

The ERCOT board got here underneath criticism after the winter storm not solely due to the facility grid’s failure, however as a result of the board members didn’t reside in Texas. At one level, the group eliminated the names of the board members from its web site because of threats, Breitbart Texas reported.

The ERCOT board members who resigned efficient February 24 are:

  • Sally Talberg — chair
  • Peter Cramton — vice chair
  • Terry Bulger — finance and audit chair
  • Raymond Hepper — human sources and governance committee chair
  • Vanessa Anesetti-Parra —  market section director

Along with the 5 resignations, Craig Ivey withdrew his utility to satisfy a vacant spot on the board, the Texas Tribune reported.

“I welcome these resignations,” Governor Abbott added in his emailed assertion. “The State of Texas will proceed to research ERCOT and uncover the complete image of what went mistaken, and we are going to make sure that the disastrous occasions of final week are no means repeated.”

Key committees within the Texas Home and Senate are assembly on Thursday to start investigations into ERCOT and different failures which occurred throughout the winter storm that impacted all 254 Texas counties.

Bob Worth serves as affiliate editor and senior information contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border workforce. He’s an authentic member of the Breitbart Texas workforce. Worth is a daily panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s Sunday-morning discuss present, What’s Your Level? Observe him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Fb.

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