Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Public Utility Commission hitting pause on non-payment disconnections

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Public Utility Commission is hitting pause on disconnecting customers for not paying their bills following the winter storm that left some with electricity bills in the thousands, Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday. “The Public Utilities Commission is issuing a moratorium on customer disconnections for non payment,” Abbott said at a news conference in San Antonio. “They are also going to restrict electric providers from sending customers the skyrocketing invoices at this time.” Abbott said the commission held an emergency meeting Sunday. Lawmakers, including North Texas…

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