Heat conditions led ERCOT to raise its alert status to yellow Monday afternoon. If it reaches red, that means residents should prepare for outages. Black means ERCOT has instructed local utilities to begin controlled outages.
Utility companies cut power to one area for a few hours and then another region to prevent widespread outages
Small business owners in Allen are receiving massive bills for electricity from a time period when millions of Texans had no power.
State lawmakers expressed their concerns for the power grid redesign on Wednesday. However, ERCOT officials say the grid is more reliable and stronger than ever.
Texas was hit by a winter storm in February 2021 that left close to 250 people dead and had thousands of people without power for days. Austin Energy employees reflect on Winter Storm Ur and what they have learned.
An Austin woman is reflecting back one year ago, when Winter Storm Uri took her sister's life.
Texas was hit by a winter storm in February 2021 that left close to 250 people dead and had thousands of people without power for days.
Winter storm to bring snow, ice and subfreezing temperatures to Lone Star State
As the cold weather sends a chill throughout the lone star state, those who run the Texas power grid claim the system "is better prepared for winter operations than ever before." Of course, not everyone shares that confidence FOX 26's Greg Groogan is here to tell us why.
This lawsuit by dozens of insurance companies alleges ERCOT is responsible for the power failure last year and claims it could have been prevented.
28 of those deaths were reported in Travis County, the second-highest countywide death toll, only behind Harris County.
Inspections were completed at more than 300 electric generation units, representing 85% of the megawatt hours lost during Winter Storm Uri due to outages and 22 transmission station facilities.
Texas Water Utilities is investing more than $4 million in infrastructure around Travis and Hays counties. VP of Engineering Todd Danielson joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about it.
Relocation specialists are diligently working with residents to ensure a seamless and expeditious return to their units, according to the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Carla Brailey, the vice-chair of the Texas Democratic Party, and former Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey join Mike Warren to talk about how Texas Democrats see focusing on power grid failure as a winning campaign strategy heading into 2022.
Abbott says he’s confident the Texas power grid is ready for this winter -- after February's winter storm that spurred widespread outages and more than 200 deaths.
Abbott says he can "guarantee" there won't be blackouts this winter in Texas after one that knocked out power for some people for four days last February.
The agency that regulates oil and gas in Texas is making it harder for companies to get around winterizing requirements. In spite of that and a lot of political promises, experts say the state is still not prepared for another major winter freeze.
State gas providers now have the ability to raise the costs of customers’ monthly bills to help regain funds lost during the February winter storm.
The most severe scenario considered by ERCOT for this winter — very high demand for power, extensive fossil fuel outages, and low renewable power production — does not capture the amount of power lost during February.