As if Texans are not in enough trouble amid the historic winter storm that deprived millions of safe water and power supply, energy companies sent them “unreal” electricity bills to make things worse.
Lone Star State residents were hit with soaring bills reaching $17,000 per month due to the heavy demand for heat and energy amid the freezing cold.
“How in the world can anyone pay that? I mean you go from a couple of hundred dollars a month…there’s absolutely no way, it makes no sense,” Dallas resident Ty Williams said.
Industry analyst Matt Schultz said that those who did not lose electricity are the most targeted with the skyscraping increase of megawatt’s prices.
“The last thing an awful lot of people need right now is a higher electric bill,” he said. “And that’s, unfortunately, something a lot of people will get stuck with.”
A three-bedroom Dallas resident said his bill reached $10,000 in the past few days.
“We are hoping there will be a relief. This is something maybe we can skate by and tackle as time goes on but how many people can’t? A lot.”
Mansfield resident Veronica Garcia who owns a one-bedroom apartment claimed that her electricity bill had doubled.
“Hopefully if they’re decent, they won’t charge people for this, because we had no control over the situation. Hopefully, I can beat the charges and they do the right thing.”