Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Texas Power Grid Conditions


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today:

“This weekend’s energy conservation warning is another sign that we must have greater reliability. Since Winter Storm Uri crippled Texas, I have fought for more dispatchable gas-fired energy available on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. During the last legislative session, I championed replacement of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and ERCOT boards. The new members are doing their work, but they must have more power to meet Texas’ needs. Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3 were good first steps but work remains to be done. I will never waiver in my commitment to more reliable Texas power.”