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San Antonio Current By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune on Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Texas officials block electricity providers from sending bills, disconnecting utilities for nonpayment

Gov. Greg Abbott said he and other state leaders are working fast to find solutions for homeowners and renters facing steep electricity bills after a winter storm left many Texans without power for days.

After Abbott convened what his office described as an "emergency meeting" Saturday with lawmakers to discuss the issue, the Public Utility Commission on Sunday met to sign two orders, including one that would direct energy providers to temporarily stop disconnecting customers from power or water because they have not paid.

The commission also signed an order to stop companies from sending invoices or bill estimates to customers “until we work through issues of how we are going to financially manage the situation we are in,” commission Chair DeAnn Walker said.

More: https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2021/02/22/texas-officials-block-electricity-providers-from-sending-bills-disconnecting-utilities-for-nonpayment


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