“If ERCOT is struggling to keep the lights on this week, that doesn’t bode well for summer,” Baker institute faculty scholar Daniel Cohan said. And despite state lawmakers’ recent legislation to address February’s outages, Cohan said there's little it can do now to better prepare the state’s energy infrastructure for the sweltering heat to come. “It’s too late to do a whole lot for this summer,” he said.
Still, energy fellow Michelle Michot Foss said Texas’ grid is better prepared for summer heat than extreme cold. “We deal with [heat] more often,” she said. Read more at Corridor News.
Gary J. Hale
Jul 30 2021 | Center for the U.S. and Mexico
Rachel A. Meidl
Jul 29 2021 | Center for Energy Studies