Twitter reacts to Texans being charged upto $17,000 for electricity amid outages, World News – About Your Online Magazine


The state of Texas, in the United States, is currently witnessing a winter storm, disrupting electricity in many parts of the state. Electricity returned to the state on Friday, after Texans experienced nearly 2,000,000 power cuts in the past week.

But the woes for Texans still don’t seem to be over. It turns out that people in the state are now getting exorbitant electricity bills after outages. Many Texans accessed Twitter to share the electricity bills they have recently received. Many received bills of up to $ 17,000.

WFAA – a local broadcaster shared images of a man named Ty Williams receiving an electricity bill of more than $ 17,000. The man in question claims to have three electricity meters in his home, including one for his home, one for his inn and one for his office. Last month, the total bill he received was $ 660.

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Williams told the WFAA that “there is absolutely no way” for someone to pay that amount for electricity bills, and that “it doesn’t make sense”.

Twitter users are trying to understand how the accounts have reached so much in such a short time. The price per kilowatt per hour went from 12 cents to $ 9 in the last week, bringing the bills to thousands.

According to local media reports, Williams has a variable rate plan with Griddy, a local electricity supplier.

The company is facing a lot of criticism for dealing with the crisis as it allegedly tries to avoid sending heavy bills to customers by urging them to go out and get a flat rate plan with other electricity providers in the area.

The exorbitant amounts of bills shocked many Texans and left many wondering if they would need loans to pay the amount.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:

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Paula Fonseca