Understanding the Texas Grid Crisis
Late February was a trying time to be a Texan. The winter storm and ensuing grid crisis left millions of homes and businesses without power and exposed to extreme winter temperatures. In the aftermath, those in the energy sector and beyond have been rushing to understand the Texas grid crisis and how we can prepare for similar extreme events in the future.
We reassembled our expert panel of Texas grid veterans to break down why the crisis happened, what they hope we learned, and the opportunities they see for fixing a broken system. Watch the recording of our conversation with Kirk Watson, Pat Wood, and Jim Marston below.
About the Speakers:
Kirk Watson, Former State Senator and dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs
Pat Wood, CEO of Hunt Energy Network and former chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Jim Marston, energy and environmental policy consultant, former VP at Environmental Defense Fund