Explainer Episode 23 – Why Did Texas Lose Power?

Professor James W. Coleman joins the podcast to break down the regulatory dynamics of the rolling blackouts Texans have experienced this week.

What role did regulators play in this incident, and what lessons should policymakers pull from it? What is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, also known as ‘ERCOT’? And what are the implications of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to halt natural gas exports?

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James W. Coleman

Associate Professor of Law

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law


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