Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday announced the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has halted power disconnections due to non-payments and restricted electric companies from sending “skyrocketing” invoices at this time.
They are also going to restrict electric providers from sending customer invoices at this time,” Abbott said during a news conference. “And this pause will give them time to address the electric and power billing challenges that Texans are seeing.”
After power was restored by Friday for a majority of those affected, residents are now facing spikes in their energy bills.