Brendan Walden repairs a utility pole that was damaged by a winter storm on February 18, 2021 in Odessa, Texas.
Eli Hartman / Odessa via American AP
Four board members of Texas’ power grid operator announced on Tuesday that they would resign – a week after millions of residents experienced blackouts during a historic winter storm that brought record freezing temperatures.
Sally Talberg, chairman of the board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, vice Peter Cramton, Terry Bulger, chairman of finance and auditing, and Raymond Hepper, chairman of the human resources and governance committee, will resign. A board meeting on Wednesday morning, According to a letter
Posted on Texas Public Utilities Commission website.
The board members came to know that after it was revealed that they all live out of state.
“We noted recent concerns about out-of-state board leadership at ERCOT,” the letter reads. In order to allow state leaders to have a free hand with future direction and eliminate deflections, we are effectively resigning from the board following the adjournment of our immediate board teleconference meeting on Wednesday. “
Members have opened fire under the control of ERCOT to handle the state’s massive electricity expenses during a winter storm that claimed the lives of dozens of residents.
More than 4.5 million customers were left without electricity during the storm. Texas Village. Greg Abbott has called for an investigation from the agency. Lawmakers are set to begin a hearing on the blackouts at the state Capitol on Thursday.
With post wires