Brazos Electric's filing could be an ominous sign as other Texas power providers assess the damage after the extreme weather.
And those hits ripple through to grocery stores, where there are still some limits on buying things like milk and eggs.
While the mandate deals with the power problem, gas and water are not addressed.
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
The planned outages by California’s PG&E left hundreds of thousands without power this fall, and at least one company is benefiting.
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
Former Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff talks about the strategy behind the hacks.
"That was horrible. It’s an experience that I don't ever want to live through again."
The country has a 100-year-old grid system and more frequent extreme storms, reporter Scott Tong says. Will the state "build back better"?