Scrutiny of Texas power grid failure moves to Washington

The chief executive of the Texas grid operator, a state oil and gas regulator and the mayor of Houston appeared before a congressional panel Wednesday investigating the power outages during the deadly February Texas freeze. The testimony before a virtual meeting of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had a familiar feel of finger-pointing, echoing the flavor of state hearings held in February related to the outages, which left more than 50 Texans dead and many millions more desperate, cold and in the dark. The hearing revealed other themes as federal officials take a cl…

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