Who’s to blame and will they pay?


As Houston begins to thaw out from the epic winter blast that left millions without power for days, the heat is still on ERCOT for answers as, to how this could have happened in the energy capital of the world in 2021. Former Texas land commissioner Jerry Patterson told KTRH, "ERCOT does what they are directed to do, there is no one without blame and people should be held accountable." And that accountability is starting to happen. Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt joined Houston's morning news and shared his outrage. "I think the legislature is enraged as the public is and we're just not going to put up with this anymore. There are going to be changes, and serious consequences." ERCOT maintains that we were minutes away from a blackout that would have lasted for months, and that is why they had to issue the rolling blackouts. Mark Herrera, a Texas based Homeland security expert also told KTRH, "Anytime there's a failure in a system there needs to be accountability. You had lives that were lost because of this." ERCOT has now admitted that this week's winter storm caught them off guard.


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