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Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, plan to step down after last week’s power outages that left millions of people in the state without power in a winter brutal.

The chairman of the board, vice chairman and two other members of the ERCOT board issued a joint statement announcing their intention to step down at a meeting on Wednesday, according to a file filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

“To give state leaders a free hand in the future direction and to eliminate distractions, we are stepping down from the board after the urgent board teleconference meeting ends on Wednesday, February 24, 2021,” indicates the press release.

ERCOT did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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