Texans set a new peak electricity demand record for the month of July by consuming 73,962 megawatts of power between 4 and 5 p.m. on July 13.
Cumulatively, the charges have totaled more than $6.6 billion. Utility customers — both home users or businesses — have had them included with their transmission and distribution rates.
SWEPCO had not shown the out-of-state wind facilities would result in lower costs for Texas customers, according to regulators.
The COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program applies only to residential customers in areas with retail electric deregulation.
CenterPoint serves as the primary electric transmission and distribution utility and natural gas utility for Houston, its surrounding areas and for a large swath of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The 100-year-old Cox Act marked the beginning of city, state cooperation in utility regulation.