Houston mayor says state of Texas ought to pay for top vitality payments
Staff restore an influence line in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2021.
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Sunday referred to as on the state of Texas to pay for the large electrical payments that scores of Texans reported after extreme winter climate knocked out energy and rose vitality costs.
Frigid situations final week prompted main grid failures and skyrocketing demand that left hundreds of thousands of individuals with out warmth and electrical energy. Now, as energy resumes for many of Texas, some households face utility bills as high as $10,000.
“For individuals getting these exorbitant electrical energy payments and having to pay to restore their houses, they need to not need to bear the accountability,” Turner mentioned throughout an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “These exorbitant prices must be borne by the state of Texas and never the person clients who didn’t trigger this disaster this week.”
The excessive utility payments in Texas are because of the state’s unregulated power grid…