The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) over the past week separately expressed concerns about power supply uncertainties in the face of upcoming warmer-than-normal temperatures.
State regulators don’t require natural gas producers to report outages so supply dips can leave power providers in the lurch.
Energy experts said the production drop during a relatively ordinary cold front could be a bad sign for the grid if the state is struck by extreme winter weather again.
Former ERCOT IMM supports mandatory reliability standard in ERCOT, #1 TCPA recommendation for reliability through the competitive market.
Texas policymakers are looking for scapegoats for the February outages, but Texans have a collective inability to blame natural gas.
The official autopsy of the great Texas winter blackout of February 2021 quickly established a clear timeline of events: Electric utilities cut off power to customers and distributors as well as natural gas producers, which in turn triggered a negative feedback loop that sunk the state deeper and deeper into frigid darkness.