Association Webinars: Texas Extreme Weather, February 2021



In this presentation, I will discuss the effects on the electricity system in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region of the extreme cold weather in February 2021. The weather context will be initially discussed, including its effect on electric demand, and on outages of generation in the lead up to and during the rolling blackouts. The reasons for the outages and blackouts will be discussed, and the effect on wholesale prices will be explained. Broader implications for other regions will be suggested.

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Ross Baldick is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. His current research involves optimization, economic theory, and statistical analysis applied to electric power systems, particularly in the context of increased renewables and transmission. Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the 2015 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award.

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Event Date: June 17, 2021

Event Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Topic: Texas Extreme Weather, February 2021

Speaker: Ross Baldick

Price: FREE

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