Winter Storm or Summer Heat / Texas Electric System

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

  1. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    I think I know the answer to your question…
     
  2. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    This third world **** doesn’t happen in moblihoma. My electric costs $200/mo and I get fiber optic internet for $55 through them.
     
  3. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    My electric & gas combined bill is the same as yours. Fiber optic internet is $65.
     
  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Great, we will be sure to refer the 1,000 per day californian invaders and 2,000 illegals crossing the border a day to Oklahoma. I'm really curious more about water supplies than electricity. Just a matter of time until all the incoming idiots drain all of our aquifers.
     
  5. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    That's the problem. We're quickly outgrowing our infrastructure. Okies have no electricity problems because nobody wants to live in that ********.
     
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  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Where did you find Willie Brown's wallet photo of Quemala?
     
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  7. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    That is part of it. So is an anti-human and development mind set in those who hold power. I think Abbott is making money off of renewable advocacy. The wind and solar companies are getting a large amount of government dollars.
     
  8. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    That and Texas has actively shut down power plants that weren't at full life time yet. That and they won't build more.
     
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  9. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    It was a problem created apparently by two things: ONE company having issues (Oncor) and the fact that the State was only getting 17% output from the wind-based generation facilities.

    Maybe, and I am just spitballing here, reliance on wind and solar is not all it is cracked up to be...
     
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  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    mb,

    There is a reason a group has owned the lease for wind turbines off SPI and haven't built anything in over a decade.

    Are you old enough to remember Jimmy Carter's favorite words - "the more plentiful coal"? :soapbox:
     
  11. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

    A portfolio approach with more than just a nod toward reducing CO2 or methane into the atmosphere sounds good in theory.

    There are three things that are critical in our sources of energy:

    1) Safety
    2) Reliability
    3) Affordability

    As a society, we've added a fourth:

    4) Environmentally friendly

    You could make a complete speech or brief about all four of those items but in the end, what we want is that heat or air-conditioning on demand. Too many things go wrong (including the loss of lives) when it's not available.

    There is a sweet spot somewhere but what I'm hoping is that the renewables are more hedge than primary.

    The argument could be made that our renewable portion of the portfolio was at fault if we substituted renewables for natural gas. Of course, natural gas is not 100% reliable but if you substitute something that is even less reliable then what is at fault?

    In the end, the primary source of electrical generation power should be the most reliable method we have. But it must be safe. And it must be affordable. And it must not pollute the environment.

    T'aint easy.
     
  12. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Start by eliminating tires from all cars & trucks, then all playing surfaces return to grass, wood, concrete. Ain't happening, particularly when the federal government wants to bury tires, which take only about 50,000 years to dissolve all the while they leach oil into the ground and methane gas into the air.

    :deadhorse:
     
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  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    I literally laughed out loud at this.
     
  14. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    Yes...and old enough to remember the seam that is STILL burning in Centralia and basically killed a town because it burned so hot.
     

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