A week before the deadly snow storms, Texas begged for help and asked for the DOE to suspend federal regulations and allow them to exceed their federally mandated energy output.
An Emergency Order from the Biden administration’s Department of Energy shows Texas energy grid operator ERCOT was instructed to stay within green energy standards by purchasing energy from outside the state at a higher cost, throttling power output throughout the state ahead of a catastrophic polar vortex. We all know what happened.
It’s all here on the Department of Energy website or you can download it below.
There’s a very good step-by-step of the request and denial process here.