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    Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images Lisa Khoury, of Texas, is at the forefront of a proposed class-action lawsuit against Griddy Energy. The class-action lawsuit is seeking $1 billion in damages. The lawsuit accuses Griddy of price gouging during last week's winter storm. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Texas woman has filed a proposed $1 billion class action lawsuit against an electricity provider after she received a $9,000 power bill in the wake of a winter storm that left millions of people without power. Lisa Khoury, who lives in Mont Belvieu, a suburb outside Houston, is accusing Griddy Energy of unlawful price...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott will deliver a televised statewide address at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the recent power outages experienced across Texas and the state’s ongoing recovery response to the winter storm. On Tuesday, five leaders of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), including the board chairman and board vice chairman, resigned effective Wednesday. READ MORE: Dont Get In A 5-Hour Line: Thousands Show Up At Dallas Fair Park For COVID-19 Vaccinations A sixth person who was planning to fill a board seat, has withdrawn as a candidate. READ MORE: Keirun Amie Arrested For Murder Of 18-Year-Old Jasper Green On Dallas North Central Expressway Service Road Last Summer The resignations follow power outages that left millions of Texans in the cold for days during one of coldest winter blasts in decades. MORE NEWS: Active Weather Pattern That Produced Historic Winter Storms Brings Weekend Rain More...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Four members, including the board chairman and vice chairman, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas board are resigning effective Wednesday, Feb. 24. The resignations follow power outages that left millions of Texans in the cold for days during one of coldest winter blasts in decades. READ MORE: Gov. Abbott Sets Special Election Date To Fill Late North Texas Congressman Ron Wrights Seat According to a filing on Tuesday, Feb. 23, “ERCOT hereby provides notice that all four Unaffiliated Directors currently serving on the ERCOT Board – Sally Talberg (Board Chairman), Peter Cramton (Board Vice Chairman), Terry Bulger (Finance and Audit Committee Chairman) and Raymond Hepper (Human Resources and Governance Committee Chairman) – are resigning, effective upon the adjournment of the February 24, 2021… ERCOT further notifies the Commissioners that, effective February 23, 2021, Craig S. Ivey, whose application intended to fill the sole prior Unaffiliated Director vacancy...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) said Sunday that it's planning to shut off power to 361,000 customers in 36 counties beginning Sunday morning because of high winds and the "driest conditions of the season."PG&E officials say due to high winds, extremely low humidity, dry vegetation and severe drought, the utility company has notified customers in 36 counties of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) expected to start Sunday and last until Tuesday.RELATED: City of Berkeley warns residents of critical fire danger, several East Bay parks to close on SundayPower outages are estimated to begin at 2 p.m. in Napa County, 3 p.m. in Solano, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties and 5 p.m. in Marin County, though these times could change, the utility told ABC7.Reporter J.R. Stone was in Sonoma County where some neighborhoods in the North Bay have already lost power.Track when shutoffs will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) said Sunday that it's planning to shut off power to 361,000 customers in 36 counties beginning Sunday morning because of high winds and the "driest conditions of the season."PG&E officials say due to high winds, extremely low humidity, dry vegetation and severe drought, the utility company has notified customers in 36 counties of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) expected to start Sunday and last until Tuesday.Power outages are estimated to begin at 2 p.m. in Napa County, at 3 p.m. in Solano, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties and 5 p.m. in Marin County, the utility told ABC7."The de-energization will begin around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, beginning with customers in the Northern Sierra region. Shutoffs will continue through Monday into late evening," PG&E said in a statement Sunday morning.RELATED: City of Berkeley warns residents of critical fire danger, several...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A statewide Flex Alert is in effect today with extreme heat expected to strain the state's power grid.Utility companies will focus on energy conservation during peak hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. That means avoid using large appliances, close drapes and blinds, use fans, and set your thermostat to 78 degrees.RELATED: AccuWeather Forecast: Dangerous heat wave continues in the Bay AreaYesterday, California ISO lifted the Stage 2 Emergency declaration, meaning that no power outages were ordered by the grid operator. Earlier, California ISO and PG&E warned Californians to prepare for power outages unless residents can conserve electricity amid the dangerous heat wave, California's Independent Systems Operator warned.California's ISO projected "energy shortfalls" due to the record temperatures. Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, The CA ISO declared a Stage 2 Emergency, warning residents to expected blackouts. Two and a half hours later, the Stage 2 Emergency Declaration was...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A statewide Flex Alert is in effect today with extreme heat expected to strain the state's power grid.Utility companies will focus on energy conservation during peak hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. That means avoid using large appliances, close drapes and blinds, use fans, and set your thermostat to 78 degrees.RELATED: AccuWeather Forecast: Dangerous heat wave continues in the Bay AreaYesterday, California ISO lifted the Stage 2 Emergency declaration, meaning that no power outages were ordered by the grid operator. Earlier, California ISO and PG&E warned Californians to prepare for power outages unless residents can conserve electricity amid the dangerous heat wave, California's Independent Systems Operator warned.California's ISO projected "energy shortfalls" due to the record temperatures. Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, The CA ISO declared a Stage 2 Emergency, warning residents to expected blackouts. Two and a half hours later, the Stage 2 Emergency Declaration...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) -– With California in the grips of a historic heat wave, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an emergency proclamation aimed at freeing up energy capacity even as power executives warned of additional statewide rolling blackouts. Newsom warned customers across the state that more rolling blackouts over the next 72 hours were “very likely” as the state struggles to meet demand for electricity during a historic, record-breaking heat wave. The governor warned in his midday news conference that California was short about 4,400 megawatts to supply energy to everyone who demands it Monday, but by late afternoon, California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) officials said they might be able to delay outages until Monday evening. Officials with Cal ISO – which oversees roughly 80% of the state’s power grid through Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and San Diego Gas & Electric — said...
    The body that runs the electric grid for most of California declared a statewide Stage 2 emergency late Friday afternoon due to excessive heat driving up electricity use and straining the grid, warning of rotating power outages if the situation doesn’t improve. The California Independent System Operator had issued a statewide flex alert earlier Friday, asking residents to conserve electricity between 3 and 10 p.m. That alert asked consumers to set air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights and not use major appliances. In a statement, the corporation said it is “working closely with utilities and neighboring power systems to manage the strain on the grid and to limit any potential power disruptions.”
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 2 emergency Friday afternoon due to the excessive heat. The agency said the heat is driving electricity use and putting a strain on the power grid, and if systems do not improve, there may be rotating power outages. Earlier Friday, ISO issued a Flex Alert, a voluntary call to conserve energy, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. They urge consumers to set their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights, and not use major appliances. California #ISO has declared a statewide Stage 2 emergency, due to excessive heat driving up energy use. If system conditions dont improve, the ISO will call a Stage 3 with rotating power outages. https://t.co/19miIKaZDW — California ISO (@California_ISO) August 14, 2020
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