Abbott news conference

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas failed Texans throughout the winter storm which hit the state Sunday night.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott said the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) failed citizens throughout the winter storm which hit the state Sunday night.

Abbott said five days before the winter storm arrived, the ERCOT CEO assured council the system would be able to handle the winter storm. Abbott said “…And I quote, ‘We are ready for the cold temperatures coming our way.’”

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