Texas resident pays $8k for this month’s power

Winter Storm Uri hit Texas on Wednesday, 10th February. For days it raged on, causing nine direct fatalities, 425,000 blackouts, and up to 11 inches of snow in the north-west.

The state was sent into a frenzy, with temperatures at a record low. The power grid was practically offline, with those able to get power paying up to $8,000.

Local Politics

Local politics were also sent into a panic after the Mayor of Colorado City declared that anybody asking for assistance and supplies was engaging in socialism. He later resigned.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was also pictured leaving for Cancun before issuing a statement, in which he mentioned his daughters being the reason he jetted to Mexico. He returned on Thursday the 18th.

Senator Cruz photographed in the airport, sporting a Texan flag mask | Image: MEGA/GC Images

Royce Pierce

Pierce, a 38-year-old Texas resident, owes Griddy (Texas power company) $8,162.73 for the power his home used in February. This is up 2005% from last month, in which he paid just $387.79.

Despite his best efforts to keep power consumption down, this bill will likely continue to increase as Texas remains trapped in sub-zero weather.

Griddy has been reported advising customers to switch to other power-suppliers, as their prices peaked at $9000 per megawatt-hour.

Michael Fallquist, CEO of Griddy, released a statement saying, “We want what’s right by out customers, so we are encouraging them to leave.”

Griddy runs a subscription service of power. There is a $9.99 monthly fee and then a direct payment of electricity depending on the conditions under which it is used.

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