Over the past couple of months, some people have seen their electricity bills nearly double across North Texas — though their thermostat hasn’t changed.
First, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it’s the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats — and kept them there. After mother nature’s bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.
Yesterday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that electricity demand had set a new July record. Today the electric grid operator for most of the state is recommending conservation.
A California company is joining forces with Oncor to roll out a new interactive thermostat that promises a reduction in utility costs.