Board leaders of the Texas power grid will be stepping down from their positions after a substantial outrage of more than 4 million residents of the state experiencing power outages in extreme temperatures since last week. 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is expected to be under amplified criticism after all of the board directors have announced their resignation. 

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With a hearing about the power outage in the state Capitol on Thursday, the resignations, which will be effective just a day before the hearing, will act as added pressure on the state’s lawmakers. The board members, however, acknowledged “concerns about out-of-state board leadership” through a letter written to the members of the grid. 

The letter, which was also addressed to Texas’ Public Utility Commission said, “Our hearts go out to all Texans who have had to go without electricity, heat, and water during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences of this emergency.”

Terry Bulger, Raymond Hepper and Peter Cramton are the other senior board members who decided to step from their position amid the climatic crisis in the lone star state. 

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The unprecedented climatic conditions in the southern state of US have forced millions of residents to survive with no or irregular supply of electricity and water and has resulted in at least 80 deaths, reported Associated Press.

Republican Governor Greg Abbott has put much of the blame for the outages on ERCOT and called for investigations. He said, “The lack of preparedness and transparency at ERCOT is unacceptable, and I welcome these resignations. The State of Texas will continue to investigate ERCOT and uncover the full picture of what went wrong, and we will ensure that the disastrous events of last week are never repeated”, reported Associated Press.