Regulators have asked residents to start conserving energy after demand hit a June record just one week into the month.
An effort to pass on costs in Texas will echo the wildfire strategy by arguing that power companies should have taken protective steps after past cold snaps.
Seven board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas had resigned in the wake of widespread outages. Those who remained decided to fire the agency’s chief executive.
After millions lost power during a winter storm, lawmakers have held marathon hearings, prosecutors have started criminal investigations and residents have asked for accountability.
The chairwoman and three other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.
Texas has refused to join interstate electrical grids and railed against energy regulation. Now it’s having to answer to millions of residents who were left without power in last week’s snowstorm.
“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.