The family of a boy died in a record cold in Texas, US sued for $ 100 million in compensation from the state’s electrical system regulator as well as an energy supplier.
The KHOU news agency in Houston, Texas reported that the family of 11-year-old Cristian Pavon Pineda sued the Texas Electric Stabilization Council (ERCOT) and Entergy Electric Company over allegations of serious liability that led to his death. little.
|Cristian Pavon Pineda’s mother grieves over her son froze. Photo: AP|
Cristian was found dead in his bed on February 16, after his house lost power and the family struggled to keep warm.
In the lawsuit, the family claimed that the boy froze and demanded that ERCOT and Entergy be compensated $ 100 million for the tragedy. According to them, the two defendants did not warn customers about the risk of power outages and did not provide adequate instructions to customers during the record cold spell in Texas in decades.
Texas is the most affected state, almost falling into paralysis as winter blizzards ripped through much of the United States in the past week. According to Reuters statistics, extreme weather has claimed the lives of at least 24 people, caused extensive water loss and left more than 4 million residents of the state without power at the peak.
Texas leaders as well as ERCOT are facing criticism for serious power outages, when the state’s grid system fails to respond promptly to the needs of its residents during difficult times. Texas is currently the only state in the US that does not connect to the national grid, meaning it cannot rely on neighboring states to overcome the crisis.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for an ERCOT investigation to be opened.
After passing a declaration of a serious disaster in Texas on February 20, President Joe Biden ordered emergency aid to the state with 60 generators and thousands of blankets, meals and drinking water.
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