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Five of Texas's ERCOT board members resign after massive power grid outage during winter storm

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Five board members including the chair of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas will resign on Wednesday.
ERCOT Board Chair Sally Talberg, Board Vice Chair Peter Cramton, Finance and Audit Committee Chair Terry Bulger, and Human Resources and Governance Committee Chair Raymond Hepper submitted a joint letter of resignation on Tuesday, according to filings with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
"Our hearts go out to all Texans who have had to go without electricity, heat, and water during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences of...
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Texas energy board members resign in wake of catastrophic deep-freeze power grid failure

Texas energy board members resign in wake of catastrophic deep-freeze power grid failure

1 day ago   |   By NY Daily News

Four members have resigned from the board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas , which oversees 90% of Texas's electricity, in the wake of devastating power outages in a deep freeze that killed dozens across the state.
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Board members of ERCOT resign amid Texas crisis

1 day ago   |   By NBC News

Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the Texas power grid, have resigned. Gov. Greg Abbott says he welcomes the resignations, calling the agency's handling of the crisis “unacceptable.”
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