Winter Storm or Summer Heat / Texas 3rd World Electric System

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Chop, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    MB, this reminds me of the Ann Richards administration where she appointed folks based on victim status who were wholly unqualified for the job. It was noticed and not a single Dem has been elected since.
     
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  2. mb227

    mb227 de Plorable

    Our prison system is littered with Ann's plans that never came to fruition...State Jail Felony offenses were designed to be on a treatment track with the facilities to provide some manner of treatment. But, never properly funded, the treatment didn't exist and defendants would frequently tell the court to screw the probation, just give them the 180 days in State Jail so they could get out and get their next fix.

    And then there was the review she wanted of Burning Bed cases...women imprisoned for killing abusive spouses. Untold hours wasted on reviews that resulted in perhaps two of those cases having sentences commuted.
     
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  3. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  4. Chop

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  5. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  6. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    It's why ERCOT keeps sending out notifications to turn our thermostat up during the summer and down during the winter. It has made the grid much more brittle. The more wind and solar the more brittle. We need to make the grid more resilient.
     
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  7. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    We’re #1

    Those filthy polluters in California and Massachusetts had best stop ruining our planet…
     
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  8. guy4321

    guy4321 500+ Posts

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  9. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    Beto has no shot
     
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  10. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah. Francis would make it way worse by forcing more wind and solar on us. Then he would probably enact price controls and create black outs. As bad as Abbott is, Francis would be an absolute disaster.
     
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  11. guy4321

    guy4321 500+ Posts

    I'd like to think that, but the lead over Beto shrank to 6% last week. Losing AC when it's 110 just a year and a half removed from the freeze would only shrink that further.
     
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  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    So far there have been no rolling black outs.
    There have been power outages but there always are and are not connected to a grid failure.

    We are in extreme extreme heat/no wind conditions. It is reasonable for ERCOT to ask for customers to try to help a little.
    ERCOT says it does not anticipate having anything longer than an hour or so IF necessary.
    Only people who want to make it political will ignore the extreme situation we are in and look to be in for awhile.
     
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  13. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    Ads of beto saying he's going to confiscate firearms won't run until October. When that happens the door slams in his face. Beto had no chance
     
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  14. mb227

    mb227 de Plorable

    ERCOT is giving the same warnings as many other grid operators across the nation are giving...

    The problem is the idiots who allow themselves to be suckered by the out-of-state mouthpieces who try to amplify a warning and refuse to look at the actual grid status.

    Grid and Market Conditions
     
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  15. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    The pros and cons of remaining on an independent grid vs joining a national grid should be considered. There are plausible arguments on both sides.
     
  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Texans (not most of the recent imports) = Independent-minded.

    That should apply to our power grid.
     
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  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I hope there is good security around our facilities.
     
  18. guy4321

    guy4321 500+ Posts

    Agree, which is why I said IF. :)
     
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  19. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I agree with your agreement :headbang:
     
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  20. mb227

    mb227 de Plorable

    With the current regime running the national ship, there are NO plausible arguments for being on a national grid. They have screwed the nation on every other component of energy policy and would do likewise on our electrical generation.

    Besides, do you REALLY want to have to support Commiefornia and their piss-poor management of so many elements of their electric system?
     
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  21. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    mb,

    if you ever get a chance, peruse California Edison's financials, which are made up primarily of untapped thermal reserves - think Old Faithful.
     
  22. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Perhaps an “emergency” connection with the national grid, so we can buy power from the national grid when we’re overloaded—such as in Snowmeggedon. Require the governor’s sign off to take power from the national grid, and only in emergencies. That would have been nice.
     
  23. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Unpopular opinion alert: I think not being linked to the national grid is pure hubris - "We're Texas!" kind of weak *** crap. :)
     
  24. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Not being part of the national grid is fine, but making a connection that can be used in emergencies only (with the governor’s sign off) just makes good common sense.
     
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  25. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Interesting comment re “recent imports.” Just curious as to where you’re coming from: how many generations has your family been in Texas?
     
  26. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Chop
    But such an agreement would have to be a 2 way street.
    Which grid is more likely to need help? There are rolling black outs going on now up there.
    How often have there been rolling blacks elsewhere in the country versus here? Every year
     
  27. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    This place is starting to resemble a 3rd World country in some ways. I don't recall rolling blackouts in my youth. Blackouts happened when lightning hit some component nearby, and lasted until the lineman (or whatever he's called) came out and fixed it. That, and during hurricanes. The idea that we didn't have power because we didn't have enough generation capacity was foreign to me.
     
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  28. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Now that the Euros have re-classified "clean burning" natural gas as "green" energy--we're definitely the greenest state in the land of the free. #1 in renewables, #1 in natural gas production. Granola crunching hippies should be kissing Texas' a$$ non-stop.

    That, and holding Texas up as the shining city on a hill for "green" energy.
     
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  29. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

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    Texas is #1 in green energy.

    If only the rest of the country was more like Texas.


    Then the planet might last longer than 2-3 more years...

    We should pass legislation to make the entire nation mirror the policies of Texas, and usher in a new "green" era.*

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    *not actual Al Gore quotes... but they fit his worldview--looking at the facts.
     
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  30. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    The more we adopt green the more you will see it happen.
     
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