Texas’ energy crisis is the topic of a special Tulane "Plug In” hosted by the Tulane Center for Energy Law, which will bring together leading experts to discuss what went wrong and what comes next.
The event will be held Tuesday, March 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. (central time) and is titled “Systemic power system failure in the U.S. South and the way forward.” The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Two severe winter storms with record low temperatures hit Texas and other parts of the U.S. in mid-February. As a result, the power system failed, losing generation capacity, causing rolling blackouts and leaving many Texans in their homes in freezing temperatures. Dozens of people died due to the conditions, according to Texas officials. Many people had no drinking water, and others were served with whopping energy bills for thousands of dollars that many cannot pay. These events have now been followed by a “blame game” and calls for reforms across the nation.
The 90-minute webinar will include influential speakers from the Berkeley Research Group, an energy industry analytics firm; Baker Botts, a international law firm representing energy clients; and Charles Rivers Associates, energy industry advisors.
The moderator is Dr. Sirja-Leena Penttinen, Assistant Director of the Tulane Center for Energy Law and an expert on international and European energy law and sustainable energy transitions.