The Public Utility Commission’s two members showed sharp divisions Friday in the debate over how best to avoid the threat of rolling blackouts for the state’s power grid.
Commission Chair Donna Nelson and Commissioner Ken Anderson Jr., both appointees of Gov. Rick Perry, have been on opposites side of the issue for months, but Friday’s hourlong debate was the most spirited so far, with the two raising their voices at each other at one point.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
We’re at two years and counting on the debate over looming shortages in the state’s electrical reserves. Business reporter Laylan Copelin looks more deeply at the issue in his Capitol Business column. In Sunday Business.