ERCOT: Texas was 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from a power outage that could have lasted months
The board that oversees ERCOT held an urgent meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the winter storm that crippled most of Texas last week. They apologized for the havoc the blackouts caused and pledged to gather the facts to help lawmakers determine how to prevent them from ever occurring again.
CEO of ERCOT, Bill Magness His own board of directors asked questions about why these blackouts were so severe and why the agency could not predict such a devastating outcome before the storm.
“I mean, we saw something here that beats any extreme scenario,” said Magness.
In an online presentation to the ERCOT board, Magness Foils An updated analysis shows that almost half of the power generating units, 48.6%, in the …