Doug Lewin of Renewable Energy World reports that grid regulators in Texas spent $600,000 for a study on their market redesign that doesn’t consider extreme weather.
- Regulators in Texas are looking to restructure the state’s energy grid in response to Winter Storm Uri.
- Many of the reforms however will not prevent future blackouts during extreme weather events, but will instead limit competition and increase utility costs.
- Texas can protect consumers from future blackouts by weatherizing energy infrastructure and allowing competitive markets to pick energy winners and losers.
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