Some Texans were shocked to find their electric bills skyrocketed as high as $17,000 following the cold snap.
Texas got hit with rare winter storms and subfreezing temperatures earlier this week that spanned to the southern part of the state and the power grids gave out after nearly half of the wind turbines froze.
Some North Texans who were lucky enough not to lose power got hit with astronomically high electric bills.
A company called Griddy gives their customers access to the power grid wholesale, however the prices were so high because of the rare winter storms, they hit a state-imposed cap.
Griddy told their customers to switch to other utility companies before the winter storms hit, however other providers didn’t want to take on new customers.
FOX 4 reported:
Ty Williams and his family in Alrington were among the lucky ones during this week’s storm and never lost power. However, he did pay the price