A welcome bridge off ERCOT island

January 9, 2024

The plan to connect the Texas power grid to other markets is a welcome development.

As columnist Dave Lieber wrote last week, and a Houston news station reported in 2021, the staunchly independent Texas energy grid may soon get off its “island” and connect to wider grids in the Southeast. A company called Pattern Energy is building a 320-mile, $2.6 billion high-voltage connector called Southern Spirit Transmission, which will run from Garland through Louisiana to Mississippi.

Read more at the Dallas Morning News.