Demand Leaders in Texas Legislature to Correct Abusive Winter Storm Energy Charges

Demand Leaders in Texas Legislature to Correct Abusive Winter Storm Energy Charges

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Texans Against Abusive Energy Pricing started this petition to Public Utility Commission of Texas and

Scores of Texans are reporting enormous electric bills after more than 4 million people in Texas lost power between February 13-19th. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) allowed power prices to soar to $9,000 per megawatt-hour (compared with the typical average of roughly $26-50 per megawatt-hour) – this culminated in Texans being forced to pay more for electricity in one week than they had for the last three years combined.

Testimony from the Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) made it clear that only a bill passed by the Texas legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott would compel the PUCT to correct the egregious energy overbilling that was a result of rules and decisions made by the PUCT and ERCOT (which is controlled by the PUCT). 

We are petitioning Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, the Texas Legislature, Attorney General Paxton, and the PUCT to:

  1. Reverse the artificially excessive energy and ancillary charges and correct energy charges to a level that is appropriate to the real cost of generation.
  2. Recognize the impact of price gouging on businesses and consumers as a result of the abusive imposed energy pricing.   Texas retail energy providers, consumers and businesses alike are victims of this price gouging, which we petition the Texas Attorney General to investigate and take appropriate action.   
  3. Immediately freeze all pending energy and natural gas transactions, terminations, and penalties from the full week of the imposed high rate cap before they are irreversible to allow legislators time to investigate and take appropriate actions.

CALL TO ACTION:

  • Sign this petition. We also ask that you share your story or the reason why you are signing this petition. Your collective stories on how abusive power pricing has or will impact you can be powerful game-changers.
  • Call your State Representative today. Here is a resource to help you find your State Representative.
  • To learn more about why this is important to you visit Texans Against Abusive Energy Pricing on Facebook.
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