PUC Proposes Plan To Prevent Blackouts During Severe Weather

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State utility officials say they've come up with a way to make the Texas power market more reliable in the case of extreme weather. The Texas Public Utility Commission proposed a plan on Thursday in which power providers would be required to buy "performance credits" from power generators. These would guarantee that both have enough electricity to meet high demand that stresses the electrical grid. If providers don't buy the credits, or if generators don't uphold their end of the agreement, both could be financially penalized. After public comment, the PUC will vote on the plan December 15th.


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