In the US, Texas, authorities imposed a temporary ban on power outages for debtors and froze the distribution of electricity bills, regional television channel CBSDFW reports.
This decision was made by the Texas Utilities Commission during an emergency meeting. Local residents were thus temporarily allowed not to pay for electricity.
It is noted that extreme weather conditions in the state have led to a significant jump in electricity prices for a number of operators.
We will remind, not stopping since February 11, snowstorms and a sharp cold snap caused massive power and water cuts in Texas. It was reported that the American infrastructure and power grids were not ready for the cold weather that hit the country. By now, the state’s power supply has been fully restored.
President of the United States Joe Biden previously announced a natural disaster in the state of Texas in connection with the abnormal frost. The head of state instructed to provide federal assistance for the restoration of areas, during this week the politician intends to make a trip to the state.
Meanwhile, the number of victims of bad weather in the US has risen to 58. Most deaths occur in Texas.