ERCOT is sued in Texas for blackouts during the winter storm


U.S.Texasers who lost power in their homes during the winter storm that hit Texas have filed lawsuits against ERCOT, which provides the power grid to the residents of that state.

In this way, the Texas Electrical Reliability Council (ERCOT) and other energy distribution companies will face million-dollar demands for their unpreparedness in the face of snowstorms that hit Texas.

ERCOT left millions of users in the dark

Power outages left 4 million Shingles unsated. In some places the temperatures descended to -13 degrees Celsius, with a freezing thermal sensation, even causing the death of some people by hypothermia and leaving thousands of homes in the dark for several days.

11-year-old boy among potential victims of blackout

Cristian Pavón, an 11-year-old Honduran boy, who had little time to get to the US in Conroe, TX died in his room after spending the night without electricity. The family sued two of the state's energy suppliers alleging "gross negligence" and "negligent murderer."

Relatives of the deceased child seek financial compensation of up to $100 million from ERCOT,which manages power grids in 90% of Texas, along with Entergy,an electricity provider.

Cristian's family argued that the child did not suffer from health problems before his death and that this was the first time the child had had to suffer a snowfall since his arrival in Honduras,just two years ago.

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Intentional blackouts in the storm

Many of the signs against these companies respond that during the icy days there were intentionally scheduled blackouts in which the electricity supply stops during specific periods, explained Miguel Flores, resident in San Antonio.

"Thelight came to our homes for five minutes and suddenly they cut it off for six hours. You never knew when you were going to get electricity again," criticized Miguel Flores, a Mexican-born resident who lives in San Antonio, TX.

This situation was also suffered by millions of families from all over Texas.

Donald McCarley, a Corpus Christi resident, filed another lawsuit against ERCOT for his lack of planning in the face of a storm whose impact, according to demand, "could have been anticipated."

"Texashad virtually identical flaws in 1989 and 2011 that resulted in comprehensive reports and recommendations. The storm has been an emergency only because no previous lessons were planned or learned," McCarley's lawyer Patrick Luff said in a statement.

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