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Webinar: The Texas Power Freeze: First Impressions

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Tuesday, 09 March 2021, 1:30

Tuesday, March 9, 2021. 1:30 PM. Webinar: The Texas Power Freeze: First Impressions. Eric Gimon, Energy Innovation; Jeanne Fox, Rutgers and Columbia Universities; Victor Glass, Rutgers Business School; Jim Lazar, Institute for Energy Democracy; Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute and Stanford University; Alison Silverstein, Energy Futures Initiative. Sponsored by Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries. Register here.

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The focus of this webinar is on first impressions of well-known energy analysts for improving public policy after the Texas power freeze disaster. The webinar is an outgrowth of a lively debate among the “Electricity Brain Trust” group established by Jim Lazar and Ahmad Faruqui that serves as a discussion area for experts (and advanced amateurs) in electricity policy, pricing, planning, and programming.

Join us for this enlightening discussion.  We will start by discussing two topics — first, what factors contributed to the wide scale, lengthy failure of ERCOT’s energy systems in February 2021, and what measures will be needed to prevent such failures and human tragedies in the future?  Our experts will start by sharing their views on causes and remedies, and then we will open up the webinar for Q&A conversations between the panelists and the audience.

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