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Texas Utility Commission Won’t Reverse Charges From February Storm – NPR

The state public utility commission had faced requests to reverse billions of dollars’ worth of charges. But doing so might end up causing unintended consequences,…



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Power lines are seen on Feb. 16 in Houston. The Texas Public Utility Commission has declined to reverse $16 billion in charges from the worst of February’s winter storm.
David J. Phillip/AP
In January, Dallas resident Shannon Marrs paid $257 for electricity. But after Texas suffered the worst winter storm in years, Marrs’ February electric bill totaled more than $10,000.
That’s because for a period of 32 hours during the deepest freeze of February’s winter storm, power companies were paying $9 per…

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