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Texas Power Demand to Hit 2021 High During Another Heatwave

The Texas power grid operator forecast demand would reach its highest in 2021 on Wednesday and Thursday as homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners to escape another heatwave. The grid, however, also forecast power use would reach that …

Texas Power Firm Hit With $2.1 Billion Bill Files for Bankruptcy

The largest power generation and transmission cooperative in Texas filed for bankruptcy in the wake of power outages that caused an energy crisis during the winter freeze last month. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed for Chapter 11 in Texas after …

White House Climate Czar to AP: Texas Storm ‘a Wake-Up Call’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient in the …

Viewpoint: Faulty Hose Bibs One of Many Subrogation Opportunities from Record Freeze

Although I am a native Texan, I grew up in Wisconsin. Therefore, I am no stranger to cold weather or the devastating effects it can have on people and property. When I moved back to Texas two years ago to …

Texas Deep Freeze Could Cost $90 Billion in Losses, Modeler Says

Texas’s deep freeze and power outages last week could cost as much as $90 billion in losses, and most of it could have been avoided, according to Enki Research disaster modeler Chuck Watson. Arctic cold brought ice and sub-zero temperatures …