WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched a authorized motion in opposition to the Griddy Energy utilities energy offering firm, saying it boosted power customers’ payments after failing to make ample preparations to cope with extreme winter climate, a court docket doc mentioned on Monday.
“[T]he State alleges that Defendants engaged in false, misleading, and deceptive acts and practices in violation of … the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act,” the doc mentioned. “Griddy was fully aware of the reality of the risk in its pricing scheme – sky-high energy rates at a time when consumers are the most vulnerable”.
Texans who relied on the electrical supplier Griddy to warmth their properties and defend their households had been shocked to be taught that they had been incurring astronomical electrical energy payments, Paxon famous in the submitting.
February winter storms left tens of millions of Texans with out energy, main state officers, together with Governor Greg Abbott, in charge the utility corporations. Griddy mentioned in a press release on its web site that the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid’s operator, had shut the corporate down and claimed it was scapegoated.