Chairman quits power grid board in Texas after failure of legislature

Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Peter Lake speaks at a press conference at the PUCT Headquarters in Austin, on Nov. 29, 2022. The conference spotlighted grid reliability and readiness as Texas approaches winter.


The chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission quit last week after the state legislature failed to approve a plan to help the state grid withstand weather disasters.

Legislators said the plan didn’t do enough to boost fossil fuels so Peter Lake submitted his resignation on Friday. He was appointed to the commission in April 2021 following the power outages that killed hundreds during Winter Storm Uri.

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