Power rate hike rebate during winter storms possible, court ruling reveals
March 20, 2023
When the temperatures dropped during Winter Storm Uri in 2021, prices for electricity went up.
The bills that followed provided a shock that energy analysts like Ed Hirs, a University of Houston energy fellow, described as unnecessary and unfair.
The price spike was part of an emergency order to get more power generators online by allowing them to charge the maximum amount. It was done to prevent the state power grid from collapsing.