Dissecting the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' Power Outage Debacle and Lessons Learned

Dissecting the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' Power Outage Debacle and Lessons Learned

  • March 2021 •
  • 4 pages •
  • Report ID: 6045440 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Perspective dissects the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT's) power outage debacle and lists key takeaways/lessons to be learned that can help us prepare for and avoid a catastrophe like this."If there were greater amounts of distributed generation, proper weatherization of critical energy infrastructure, and an active capacity market allowing for greater generating supply reserves, ERCOT could have been better positioned to deal with such a large-scale and prolonged power outage," said John Villali, research director, IDC Energy Insights.