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Old 02-02-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I just wish they would let us know when to expect it. They have to plan something like this, there is no way they don't know. I don't want to have something in the oven or be in the shower when the power goes out. There are draw backs to an all electric house.
I'm pretty sure that with a modern furnace and programmable thermostat a gas heated house would go without heat too until power comes back on. Even a furnace with an electronic ignitor would be unable to start.
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People on Facebook are posting some heated comments about these blackouts on CPS Energy's page.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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It's like the Book of Eli up in herrre.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Can someone explain the relationship between ERCOT(whom I've never heard of before now) and a privately owned utility such as CPS? Is CPS tied into the state powergrid? If so, why? Are we having brownouts in San Antonio so those in Austin and north of us can have power?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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they are doing brownouts state wide. Dallas is doing them too. Its declared a state wide emergency. So Austin should be having them as well........
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:03 AM
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People on Facebook are posting some heated comments about these blackouts on CPS Energy's page.

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I can just picture this guy at CPS reading the comments on facebook and having his hand on the switch......"Oh, you're complaining and you live in 78232? Now it's your turn....hahahahahaha
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I can just picture this guy at CPS reading the comments on facebook and having his hand on the switch......"Oh, you're complaining and you live in 78232? Now it's your turn....hahahahahaha
Exactly!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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If you need basic info here is a statewide Ham (SaltGrass Repeater system) online. You will here other chatter as well but the system is designated as Skywarn for weather and other emergencies.
There has been allot of chatter this AM. on the power outages, (Right now someones talking about waterproofing a car)
You can pull it up on smart phones and other web based electronics. If you have a scanner PM me and I'll get you the Frequency to program
Saltgrass Link System Live Scanner Audio Feed
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I can deal with the outage for 15 minutes. he clocks at CPS must stop when thier electric goes off becasue thier 15 minutes is an hour at my house. Tell someone at CPS to keep track of the time so that 15 minutes is 15 minutes.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Power was out at 10 and De Zavala for a second time for a little over 30 minutes. Has anyone had a second go around aside from sshurgot? What a bummer. I had just gotten out of the shower too!
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