Several Texas senators on Monday questioned the direction and cost of the Public Utility Commission’s attempt to guard against rolling blackouts, suggesting the agency is overstepping its authority by pursuing a solution that would cost consumers billions.
Sen. Troy Fraser, chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, called Monday’s hearing to criticize the utility commission for a 2-1 decision to begin mandating the level of electricity reserves instead of leaving it up to the private sector to achieve a target for surplus power.
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