Bill Magness Salary: WFAA held a 20-minute interview on Tuesday morning with Bill Magness to address Texas’ electric crisis as temperatures fell statewide. He spokes with Jason Whitely from the control room in northeast Austin which oversees the Texas Electric grid. Magness is the CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, a state power flow organization. Among the highlights of the discussion is that since Monday, the amount of megawatts offline has significantly increased on Tuesdays with further possible state power problems.
More than 3.1 million customers from Texas have been out of service on late Tuesday evening, according to the country’s website, well over a day ago, but less than before, as the state’s energy grid operator has been struggling to bring back online power plants crushed by an unprecedented winter storm.
Tuesday afternoon in a press conference, Bill Magness, CEO of the Texas Electric Reliability Council, the non-profit organization that runs the grid, said that “with the weather moderating even a little bit, we hope to see an additional restoration of service” as more generators come online to decline power demand.