Texas Congressman Says ERCOT Ignored Warnings from Energy Company Ahead of Storm

February 24, 2021
In The News

Did ERCOT, the Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission ignore warnings from energy companies across the state about the severity of this winter storm? According to U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, that’s exactly what happened, and it led to the largest forced power outage in the nation’s history.

Congressman Allred’s assertion stems from a conversation with the CEO of Dallas area-based energy company Vistra who told him they sounded the alarms days before the storm. Vistra told Allred no one at ERCOT reacted with the urgency the energy company deemed necessary.