Grid manager: Texas 'on glide path' to powering up

In Texas, just under 500,000 homes and businesses remained without power, down from about 3 million on Wednesday. (Feb. 18)

Video Transcript

- Today we were able to get over our morning peak without taking additional actions. And so that was good news. We still expect a high cold-weather peak tomorrow-- tomorrow morning. And so we really feel like we're in a glide path, we hope.

- There was wind generation, there was nuclear generation, there was coal generation, and there was gas-fired generation. We have had units of each of those types and mobile units of each of those types. I guess except for nuclear that tripped offline during the event.

Then we have a lot of wellheads freezing up, so the things weren't-- the gas wasn't able to come out of the ground and get in to the pipes in order to make it to generation. And also make it to heat houses and those kind of things. So one potential path of regulation might be to make sure those wellheads-- that would help with this situation from my perspective-- is make sure those wellheads don't freeze up so that we have enough gas in these kind of cold weather events.