June 14: Officials said fire damage at the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas would take months to repair, blocking exports to Europe and elsewhere.
June 22 — Thomas Brocato, with the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, commented before the committee that while the phase two measures do impact portions of the market they do not take a “holistic approach in addressing reliability or cost impacts.”
Austin American-Statesman: So far so good for Texas power grid, ERCOT says — but more tests are lurking
June 17 — Renewed questions about the grid’s ability to handle unusual stress arose little more than a month ago, when ERCOT issued a call for consumers to turn up the thermostats on their air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher and otherwise conserve electricity heading into an unseasonably hot weekend in mid-May.
Utility Dive: A third of Texas energy efficiency budgets could go to pay utility performance bonuses, according to Sierra Club
June 17 — Texas utilities exceeding their energy efficiency targets can receive outsized performance bonuses that otherwise could go to help customers reduce peak demand or save energy, Cyrus Reed, conservation director of the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter, told regulators on Thursday.
Texas Standard: As Texas increases renewable energy production, grid capacity and transmission haven’t caught up
June 17 — Wind and solar energy are helping the state meet heightened energy demands amid record-breaking heat. But is Texas moving fast enough on embracing renewable energy?
June 18 — As record heat continues across central Texas, more people turn to their AC to cool down, but how is that affecting the Texas energy grid? “We hit a new record this summer hitting over 75 gigawatts just a few days ago,” said Luke Metzger with Environment Texas. “These extreme heat temperatures can put a strain on the grid and test its ability to meet all the demands we have right now.”