Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the testimony delivered on March 11 by five governmental and industry leaders to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The hearing was conducted to provide the views of NERC, PJM, WAPA, and a former FERC CEO on electric system performance during extreme weather events.

The public outcry from the two recent extreme weather events in California and Texas weighs heavily on the Senate.  The Energy and Natural Resources Committee could call for new legislation, but FERC has signaled that they will push out new regulations without it.