The board members of the Texas power grid operator resign after outages due to a deadly winter storm
Overhead lines are seen at record high temperatures in Houston, Texas on February 17, 2021.
Adrees Latif | Reuters
Four CEOs of the contested Texas power grid operator announced Tuesday that they would be stepping down after more than 4 million customers were outraged during a deadly winter frost last week.
All of the resigned board members, including Chairman Sally Talberg, live outside of Texas, which only added to criticism of the Texas Electric Reliability Council.
The resignations will take effect Wednesday, the day before Texas lawmakers begin hearings on the failures at the State Capitol. In a letter to the Grid members and the state commission on public utilities, the board members acknowledged “concerns about running a non-state board of directors” that …