Texans Expecting a Coronavirus Summer Spike in Energy Bills

We are well into July, so get ready for your energy bills to go up.

As if we didn't have enough problems with the economic shutdown, Texans are likely to see higher July energy bills. The electric reliability council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts peak demand next week. That’s thanks to a combination of hot temperatures and more Texans spending time at home amid the pandemic. Katie Tahuahua is with Texas Public Policy Foundation.

“For a lot of people right now, electricity is more than a luxury. It’s really a life or death issue, and that’s for the healthcare here, who are working in our hospitals and doctor’s offices and ERs. And also for the patients who depend on their medical treatment," Tahuahua said.

She says American ingenuity which has kept energy prices down continues to play a big role in helping us deal with the pandemic.

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