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February 16, 2021      12:28 PM

On call for lawmakers, ERCOT has no estimate for full restoration of power

After being pushed by lawmakers, ERCOT would only say it could be “days” before power is restored for all customers; in an email to members ERCOT said “Even if there is good progress, returning to normal conditions is going to take additional time.”

As the state’s electric grid becomes a focal point of the legislative session – Gov. Greg Abbott just made reforming it an emergency item – the Electric Reliability Council of Texas faced questions from some lawmakers during a conference call but had few real answers. That’s according to multiple sources who participated in the conversation.

Some of the legislators on the call were dialing in from their cars because they had to charge their phones – many of them also have no electricity in their homes.

By Scott Braddock

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