Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking electricity consumers to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees or above and avoid using large appliances between 3 and 8 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.
By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune
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Texas power grid, energy sectors facing elevated Russian cyber threats during war in Ukraine
Utility companies and key oil and gas transportation hubs are on high alert as Russian hackers have been probing energy infrastructure’s digital networks for weak points.
Tags: Texas News, cyber crime, cybersecurity, power grid, electrical grid, Texas, Calpine, University of Houston, ERCOT, hackers, U.S. Justice Department, Russia, Russians, Ukraine, cyber warfare, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Public Utility Commission of Texas, Colonial Pipeline Company, port of Corpus Christi, Dragos
In Texas, calls to boost U.S. oil production after Russian invasion run into hard realities
Labor shortages, supply chain issues, hesitant financial backers and a frosty relationship with the Biden administration have limited how much Texas oil and gas companies are ramping up production.
Tags: Texas News, Texas, oil and gas, oil industry, labor shortages, supply chain, Biden Administration, White House, Ukraine, Russia, Russian invasion, increasing oil production, Oil & Gas Workers Association, Janet Yellen, South Texas, Permian Basin, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, Tall City Exploration, Midland, Odessa, West Texas, Dallas Fed, Fossil Fuels
A winter storm is heading to Texas. Here’s what that means for the power grid.
Tags: Texas News, Texas, power grid, electrical grid, winter storm, Winter Storm Uri, February freeze, winter weather, freeze, power outages, portable generators, Gov. Greg Abbott, utilities, power companies, blackouts, rolling blackouts, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, ERCOT, natural gas, power supplies
Despite natural gas failures during winter storm, Texas lawmakers target renewable energy in the aftermath
Tags: renewable energy, Texas, Texas Legislature, Texas politics, power outages, winter storm, Advanced Power Alliance, Amazon Web Services, Google, Rice University, University of Texas at Austin, renewables industry, Briscoe Cain, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, ERCOT, Nathan Johnson, SB3, Senate Bill 3, Texas Senate, wind turbines, energy industry, oil and has industry, Greg Abbott, Dade Phelan, Dan Patrick, S
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