The Public Utilities Commission of Texas has announced that it will be investigating retail electric providers whose plans caused customers to see unusually high bills in the aftermath of last week’s winter storm.
Three tanker cars loaded with fuel burst into flames Tuesday morning after an 18-wheeler struck one of the cars at a Central Texas railroad crossing and the flames were so intense evacuations were ordered.
By Jeremy Schwartz, Kiah Collier and Vianna Davila
In January 2014, power plants owned by Texas’ largest electricity producer buckled under frigid temperatures. Its generators failed more than a dozen times in 12 hours, helping to bring the state’s electric grid to the brink of collapse.