The Texas power grid is infamously disconnected from the rest of the U.S. Its status as an “energy island” can bring both advantages and disadvantages. Two years ago, Winter Storm Uri knocked out power across Texas for days and exposed major reliability concerns. Here, we discuss changes made in the two years since Winter Storm Uri. Is the Texas grid “fixed?”
- The Honorable David M. Satterfield, Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Janice and Robert McNair Chair in Public Policy
- Julie A. Cohn, Ph.D., Nonresident Scholar, Baker Institute; Research Historian, Center for Public History, University of Houston
- Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar; George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, Rice University
- Edward M. Emmett, Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Baker Institute
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Baker Briefing is a podcast that tackles the most critical foreign and domestic policy issues of the day in conversations with experts at the Baker Institute. Hosted by the Honorable David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, new episodes are released weekly.
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