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ERCOT Board Members Resign After Millions in Texas Left without Power

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Four board members of The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) have resigned on Tuesday. This comes a week after power outages happened across the state, leaving millions without heating in their homes as a severe winter storm battered the area. It also comes as Texas officials slammed some of the said board members for not living in the state at all.

 

The council’s chairwoman, Sally Talberg, along with Peter Cramton, Terry Bulger, and Raymond Hepper filed their resignation on Tuesday. All four reside outside of Texas, with Talberg’s profile on the ERCOT website saying she lives in Michigan. Meanwhile, Bulger’s website profile said he lives in Chicago.

The four released a joint letter announcing their resignation. It was addressed to other members of the council and the Public Utility Commission. The said letter was released on the Public Utility Commission’s website.

In the letter, the four board members acknowledged how much pain and suffering Texans experienced last week. They also mentioned that their resignations will be effective after their urgent board meetings on Wednesday adjourn. They also added that before they step down, they have started to review last week’s power crisis.

ERCOT Board Members’ Resignations Were Necessary

Meanwhile, a candidate for a position on the ERCOT board, who was out of state, withdrew his application. He said he did not want to distract state officials from responding to the outages that happened last week.

 

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Additionally, state Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) said that the board member’s resignations were a necessary step. The legislator previously revealed that he plans to file a bill that would require ERCOT board members to live in Texas.

Leach released a statement, saying that because the ERCOT Board makes “crucial decisions for over 28 million” people in the state, they need to be made up of “capable and qualified” people. He said these people should live in the state and know the state. He also said that people whom Texans can trust to make decisions for on their behalf should make up the board.

Officials from ERCOT have been called on to testify to lawmakers on Thursday for hearings regarding the power outages last week.

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9 Comments

  • kat says:

    They needed to resign, especially if they did not live in the state! Make sure you all get Texans to fill the seats…and make damn sure they are patriots and not dems. Thats the last thing you need is for the great state of Texas to turn blue.

  • David says:

    Make sure Joe doesn’t kill anymore Texans, he failed to allow Tx subsidies as well as coal production. He’s still killing more Americans with covid also.
    Come on man, the vaccine was handed to you on a silver platter!

  • Peter says:

    How in the hell they get that job. America first. TEXAS FIRTS. Only Texans on the board no libatards.

  • Tom says:

    Resignation, however, does not relieve them of their responsibilities of past actions/inactions.

  • GomeznSA says:

    Tow wanna place a friendly wager that they think that their resignation will absolve them of that responsibility? I;m trying to figure out who approved their board position in the first place. Those folks ‘might’ be the ones that need to answer for the fiasco.

  • Dave says:

    Two of them didn’t even live in the state. Well, that explains why the ERCOT allowed leftist ideology to trump what actually works.

  • Sam says:

    Welcome to the wonderful world of leftist, libtards and democRATS wanting to take TEXAS from TEXANS! Our elected politicians better stand up for the citizens of Texas before they to shall become a greater part of the problem.Some of us native to Texas feel more and more like seceding from the Union could bring about freedom from dictation from Washington. A wake up call is being sounded and we better get our boots on to stand up for US…My family heritage in Texas precludes statehood…it may be time to be a “territory” again.

  • masterredfox says:

    I hope social media does the job and follows their career paths going forth. I certainly would not want to hear that these 4 corporate individuals are going to walk away from their disaster decisions. I am quite sure the lack of preparation, however rare occurrence to not have a contingency plan for any weather conditions was made not to keep costs down for consumers but to keep profits high for the company. Even a “de-regulated” company has to have standards of maintaining continual operation. This situation reminds me strongly of the utility problem in Puerto Rico, where no maintenance was done and the people in charge just kept expecting to get money to not do anything, This company should be issuing credits to all the consumers for the time period where they didn’t get service, not billing them suddenly large bills. These idiots who wanted uninsulated houses and cheap utility rates got what they asked for, and I bet the idea came from the liberals who ran out of California because they didn’t like what happened there because of all the regulations put into place to use Green Deal power.

  • ROBER4T A. ABADIE says:

    I AM FROM PA. IT SURE LOOKS LIKE A SHITTY CORP. TO ME WHEN BOARD MEMBERS LIVE IN OTHER STATES. IS WORTHLESS JOE BDEN HAVE ANY THING TO DONWITH THIS?? SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF HIS NDEALS. I AM AFRAID THAT TEXAS HAS LEARNED A BITTER LESSON. SCREW ALL THIS GREEN SHITGO AND BUY COAL FIRED OR DEISLE POWERED GENERATORS. THEN YOU ALL TEXANS CAN SLEEP WARM AND SNUG AT NIGHT. WHILE THESE BOARD MEMBERS ARE IN THE SLAMMER. I SURE AS HELL WOULD PUSH FOR IT IF I WERE A TEXAN. REMEMBER THE ALAMO !!!!! I SURE DO

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