What Happened?

During that devastating week in February 2021, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and ERCOT artificially set energy prices at the highest price possible because they thought it would incentivize generators to stay online.

That was a massive mistake!

No new generators came online, lives were lost, and $46 billion dollars ($4,600 per TX household) in erroneous energy costs were created that will soon be passed on to ratepayers. Worse, Texas can correct the error, but has chosen not to.

What Can I Do?

Take 30 seconds to enter your information into the pink form. A secure system called Phone2Action will send an email to your Texas politicians demanding they correct this error, so that energy companies are not unjustly enriched.

Texans Demanding Action

Texans for Fair Energy Billing (TXFEB) is a statewide consumer coalition amplifying the voices of Texans impacted by inflated energy prices by advocating to reprice energy charges from the February 2021 winter storm.

Our Mission

Correct Punitive Energy & Ancillary* Services

Texans should not foot the bill for a state error. TXFEB urges the Texas Legislature to utilize its powers vested in the Texas Utility Code to protect consumers by returning the billions paid in overpriced energy during the 2021 Winter Storm.

Investigate Actions

TXFEB calls on state officials to investigate the overpricing and “Market Power Abuse” during Winter Storm Uri to hold those involved accountable and seek justice for impacted Texans.

* Ancillary services refer to functions that help grid operators maintain a reliable electricity system. Ancillary services maintain the proper flow and direction of electricity, address imbalances between supply and demand, and help the system recover after a power system event.

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TXFEB is amplifying the voices of Texans like you!

If you were impacted by the 2021 Winter Storm, share your story below to convince our elected officials it’s time to value the wellbeing of Texans over Wall Street’s profits.
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The Latest

Stay up to date on the latest news surrounding the fallout from the Texas Energy Crisis.
June 7, 2021

Analysis: The Texas electric grid and the improvements that didn’t come

The Texas Tribune
Texas lawmakers passed major bills in response to the winter storm power outages that killed hundreds of Texans in February. But there’s still a lot to […]
June 6, 2021

Texas Lawmakers Tackle Costs of Winter Freeze, Say More Action Needed

The Wall Street Journal
Texas spent more than $46 billion buying electricity during a single week, more than five times what it spent on electricity in all of 2020.
June 4, 2021

ERCOT Moves Quickly to Address Monitor’s Recommendations

RTO Insider
The result was 32 hours of prices clearing at $9,000/MWh in what the Monitor called “billing errors.” The PUC declined to reprice the $16 billion in […]
June 4, 2021

Exclusive one-on-one interview with Gov. Greg Abbott about failed voting bill

ABC 13
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he wants to use part of the special session to work on helping to fix the grid system, and to […]
June 3, 2021

Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers’ response to power outages during winter storm

The Texas Tribune
But they did not provide direct relief for everyday Texans, many of whom lost jobs or loved ones during the pandemic and then went through yet […]
June 2, 2021

Texas lawmakers pass bills overhauling electric grid, increasing consumers costs

Kiowa County Press
Patrick said the Senate proposed a framework for a $3 billion fund to help consumers pay for electric rates that go up as electric companies pay […]
May 31, 2021

Lawmakers fail to enact deadline to weatherize power plants, natural gas facilities

WFAA 8 ABC
A major cause of the February winter storm power outages remains unaddressed as lawmakers prepare to leave town Monday. Critics say more must be done – […]
May 30, 2021

‘We have to make it right:’ money for ERCOT grid users rejected before session ends

NEWS4SA
A last-minute bi-partisan push to put money back in your pocket is no longer happening.
May 28, 2021

Texas Senate looks to tap rainy day fund to address ERCOT pricing error

Austin American-Statesman
“The entire supply chain failed up and down, and the result of that was extraordinary costs,” Hancock said. “What this bill seeks to do is make […]

Who's on Board

Texans for Fair Energy Billing (TXFEB) is a consumer advocacy alliance made up of business, consumer, industrial, and energy groups. Email advocate@txfeb.com to do the right thing with us.

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