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.
April 16, 2021

BlackRock, Citi in $100 Million Fight Over Texas Storm Aftermath

Claims Journal
In its lawsuit, Mariah said Citigroup’s $100 million demand is based on the $9,000-per-megawatt price that was imposed on the market by Texas regulators in an […]
April 16, 2021

Fix ERCOT, yes, but don’t throw out the competitive electricity market

The Dallas Morning News
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the finger-pointing began immediately. Many seem eager to blame one energy resource or another, while others are taking aim at insufficient infrastructure investments. The […]
April 15, 2021

Addressing misconceptions on the performance of the energy market in Texas

Utility Dive
The $9,000/MWh shortage price is claimed to be a long- and short-term incentive for generators to be installed in sufficient numbers and with sufficient reliability to […]
April 15, 2021

Severe weather this summer could cause another Texas power crisis

The Texas Tribune
“This summer, I am as worried right now [about the grid] as I was coming into this winter,” said Curt Morgan, CEO of Vistra Corp., an […]
April 14, 2021

While Texas Lawmakers Target Renewables, The State’s ‘Thermal Fleet’ Threatens Grid Stability Yet Again

KUT 90.5
“There are currently about 32,000 megawatts of outages on the system, maintenance outages,” he later said,” and that’s not an abnormal number for this time of […]
April 14, 2021

Texas Nearly Went Dark Because Officials Misjudged Weather

Bloomberg
The market is designed to operate with thin reserve margins. Unless lawmakers intervene to change that, weather will continue to beget volatility and chaos, said Katie […]
April 14, 2021

The fight over who will pay for Texas blackouts gears up

The Washington Post
The price of electricity remained fixed at $9,000 until the morning of Feb. 19, 32 hours after ERCOT had lifted its last load-shedding order. That became […]
April 13, 2021

Power Scare Shows Texas Grid Still at Risk After Blackouts

Bloomberg
Texas faced a brief power-grid scare Tuesday night, less than 60 days after widespread blackouts left millions without light and heat for days during a deep […]
April 6, 2021

Natural gas producers hit the jackpot during the power outages, but they failed Texas

The Dallas Morning News
Millions of Texans went without electricity for days in the cold. Winter Storm Uri left 111 dead. Property damage totaled $130 billion. Yet, many natural gas […]

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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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