Carrie Collier-Brown Quoted on Impacts of Proposed Texas Electricity Legislation on Wind and Solar Projects

April 12, 2021

Carrie Collier-Brown, Senior Counsel in Locke Lord’s Austin office, was quoted by Law360 on expected impacts on planned wind and solar projects under proposed legislation in Texas that aims to improve the power grid’s reliability following widespread blackouts due to 2021 winter storms.

The legislation would make intermittent electricity generators, such as wind and solar companies, responsible for the costs of ancillary services to help support the continuous flow of power to the grid.

"For several years now, the overwhelming majority of planned generation facilities was wind, and now the majority is solar in the queue," Collier-Brown said. "I would expect it would have a large impact on whether those projects get built."

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