Texas legislators demand more natural gas powered generating plants

From left: Peter Lake, chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), speak at a press conference about the grid on May 17, 2022.


Some Texas legislators want assurances from their state’s Public Utility Commission that a planned electricity market redesign will mean more natural-gas fired power plants in the future.

They don’t want a repeat of what happened during the February 2021 winter storm. Some of the legislators say renewable power is a “luxury” according to a report by the Texas Tribune.

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