KSAT: CenterPoint exudes chaos, but also appears to be restoring power faster than it previously has

July 11— As millions of Texans swelter in summer heat awaiting air-conditioning and their elected officials feel the pressure to find fault, experts say the power outages raise big-picture questions about how resilient the state, local authorities and residents want electricity infrastructure to be in the face of severe natural disasters that are becoming more common with climate change.

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KHOU 11: Gov. Abbott calls for investigation into power restoration as more than one million customers remain without power

July 11 — On Thursday, with still more than one million CenterPoint customers without power following Hurricane Beryl, Gov. Greg Abbott called for an investigation into the company. That’s according to acting Texas Gov. Dan Patrick. Patrick is acting governor while Abbott is overseas on a trade mission.

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T&D World: Entergy Texas Announces Resiliency Plan to Strengthen the Southeast Texas Power Grid

July 8 — The plan is expected to help customers by reducing future storm restoration costs by approximately $129 million and minimizing the duration of power outages by 4.5 billion minutes.

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KHOU 11: Beryl leaves more than 2 million CenterPoint customers without power in the Houston area

July 8 — Beryl leaves more than 2 million CenterPoint customers without power in the Houston area

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KHOU 11: CenterPoint admits thousands of out-of-town repair crews weren’t staged in the Houston area ahead of Hurricane Beryl

July 8 — The Category 1 storm left millions of CenterPoint customers without power. Crews have to assess the damage before they can begin making repairs.

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NBC DFW: Abbott, Patrick call for “immediate review” of energy grid policies

July 2 —  Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R) called for an “immediate review of all policies concerning the grid.”

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PV Magazine: Experts consider speedy utility-scale interconnection in Texas going nationwide

July 1 — Some experts shared data to back up their praise for the “connect and manage” approach used by Texas grid operator ERCOT, while others speaking on an industry panel explained their reservations.

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