Public Utility Commissioner Shelly Botkin has resigned in the aftermath of the deadly Texas winter weather crisis that left millions of people without power.
Members of the Texas House have filed legislation to protect consumers and strengthen the state's electric grid following massive power outages.
That includes 62-year-old veteran Phillip Hooker, who says he was without water for over a week, and he has now been without hot water for 18 days.
According to the mayor, ERCOT billed Georgetown $44.8 million for energy used during the storms, more than the city spends a year on electricity.
Sugarland officials now investigating whether a fireplace was the reason three kids and their grandma died in a house fire on February 16th. "Losing one child is tough enough and losing all three at once was devastating," said Dr. Nate Nguyen, the kids' father.
Bill Magness will continue to serve in the role and work on potential reforms to ERCOT while the board searches for a new president and CEO.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a $16 billion error in pricing during the week of the winter storm that caused power outages across the state, according to a filing by its market monitor.
The financial fallout from the Texas Winter blackout continues to unfold in brutal fashion and it appears increasingly likely everyday Texans will be left holding the bag.
Chief Nim Kidd was grilled throughout the morning about how the state and some local utilities did not sound a bigger alarm before the winter storm.
Austin City Council approved a series of measures designed to avoid high utility bills as a result of last month’s extreme freezing temperatures.
The City of Austin says it continues to coordinate response and recovery efforts for the community in response to the February winter storm.
While other cities had to boil their water or didn’t have water at all, Round Rock was able to keep its water operations going when disaster struck.
In an emergency meeting Wednesday night, board members for the agency that manages the state's power grid voted to fire its CEO.
As a result, Georgetown electric customers will see no difference in their electric rates, despite the high energy costs from the storm.
During Wednesday's meeting, the Public Utility Commission of Texas said they are working to find out who is at fault for last month's power outages.
The Del Valle Community Coalition says it partnered with Tesla, Inc. to distribute 2,250 boxes of food and 4,000 cases of water over eight days.
Officials with Austin Energy and Austin Water are speaking with Austin City Council members regarding the February winter storm.
From water damage, to still not having water, Austin residents are still feeling the impacts from the winter storm.
The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center has released several resources for the many Austinites still feeling the effects of the February 2021 severe winter storm.
Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairwoman DeAnn Walke resigned after increasing calls for her to do so in the aftermath of the power crisis in Texas.