TEXAS LEGISLATURE 2021 Texas House Wants To Go Further Than Senate To Protect State’s Main Power Grid As Time To Agree On Bills Winds Down

TEXAS LEGISLATURE 2021 Texas House Wants To Go Further Than Senate To Protect State’s Main Power Grid As Time To Agree On Bills Winds  Down

As the Senate’s approach responding to the storm came in the sweeping SB 3, the House put forward a host of its own standalone proposals. One of those, House Bill 16, is headed to the governor’s desk. It would not allow residential or small-business electricity customers in Texas to sign up for electricity plans where wholesale prices for power are passed to customers. Those plans include the kind that caused February power bills to skyrocket for several customers of Griddy Energy and other companies. Some customers reported bills over $15,000.

 

This article was written by MITCHELL FERMAN of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public

policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/23/texas-power-grid-legislation