Jason Plautz of E&E News reports on how Texas’ electricity plan could change the grid.
- In response to the blackouts during Winter Storm Uri grid regulators in Texas have recommended a plan that would restructure the state’s electric grid to favor thermal power generators like coal and natural gas.
- This plan would cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars in higher energy costs while failing to make the grid more reliable.
- To prevent future blackouts during storms, Texas needs to upgrade and winterize its infrastructure, not rework its market structure.
- Lawmakers in Texas should reject this restructuring and embrace a competitive “all of the above” energy strategy.
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