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The lavatories of democracy


We have already seen some of the effects of Texas isolating its power grid so that it doesn’t have to deal with the tyranny of federal environmental regulations. But the glories of Texas’s system don’t end there!

The Texas power supplier Griddy, which sells unusual plans with prices tied to the spot price of power on the Texas grid, warned its customers over the weekend that their bills would rise significantly during the storm and that they should switch providers.

Some quickly looked into doing that but found the actual changeover of service wouldn’t happen for days.

Now customers say they never dreamed they’d be billed in the four figures for five days of service.

Karen Cosby said her cost is $5,000 for usage since Saturday at her 2,700-square-foot house in Rockwall.

DeAndre Upshaw of Dallas said the electric bill for his 900-square-foot, two-story townhouse was also $5,000.

But they’re free of the despotic burden of energy regulations, and isn’t that what matters in the end?

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