One of the more famous casualties of the recent National Power meltdown is none other than former State Rep. Steve Wolens, the former House member from Dallas who co-authored the state's electric deregulation law.
You may recall that National Power recently signaled that it could not meet its financial obligations and so has dumped thousands of customers to high-priced "provider of last resort" electric companies. Wolens, a Democrat, was one of those customers.
The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday said that anyone dumped to POLR service should get off -- but quick. It's just too expensive.
Wolens has followed that advice, and said Thursday that the switching experience was "great."
"Easy experience," Wolens said in an email note. "My 3rd (retail electric provider). It's like my early college days dating!"