TCPA proposed potential solutions to the Committee on House State Affairs on April 20th. These solutions address the need for certain types of generation to increase reliability without regulating portions of generation at a high cost to consumers with no increase in guaranteed reliability.
TCPA member companies have a plan for improving reliability in the ERCOT market that maintains the competitive market structure.
TCPA is committed to working with state leadership, industry regulators and stakeholders who have a vested interest in mitigating the risks associated with extreme weather events. The events of the week of February 14 resulted from many factors, including loss of generating resources across all fuel types.
On December 4, 2020, TCPA along with other Texas industry associations sent a letter to the Texas Department State Health Services Commissioner John W. Hellerstedt, M.D. advocating for prioritization among critical employees and essential workers to be some of the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.