Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 2, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Reform Act, by Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills:

“Immediately following Winter Storm Uri, I pledged that I would get to the bottom of the power outages that caused so much suffering and death across Texas and do whatever needed to be done to fix it. The need for ERCOT reform was an obvious first step. Senate Bill 2 mandates that all ERCOT board members reside in Texas and that the CEO of ERCOT and the five unaffiliated members of the board be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate. I congratulate Sen. Hancock and the Texas Senate for their passage of this bill and for their continued work in investigating the causes of the February outages and the changes that need to be made to prevent similar problems going forward.”