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Welcome To Case's Column

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Each U.S. State Ought To Have Its Own Power Grid

Posted 02-09-2023 at 08:25 PM by case44

Here's what I don't understand: Why in the flying fudge does the U.S. only have four electric power grids?

Only four that I'm aware of.

Two of those I know of are in Texas, one covering just the El Paso metropolitan area, and then another for the rest of the state. I can tell you this: It's not enough.

What will give Americans more peace of mind is if each of our states would have its own power grid. Here's what I think the layout should be, and I'll do the easy part first.

Forty-four states (counting Alaska and Hawaii) would have its own power grid, one per state. As for all the others, well, here we go, but this is (based on the population centers) very practical.

California should have four (despite roadblocks by their crazed governor). Their grids should be like this: One would cover Northern California from Stockton northward. Two is the Central section between Stockton and just north of Los Angeles. Three is Los Angeles and its metro. Four is the region with Palm Springs and Needles on westward to the San Diego area.

Arizona should be able to have two, with one covering Yuma to the points south of Phoenix, and the other covering the rest of the state.

Illinois could have two, with the Chicagoland area and the northern stretches handled by one. The other can take care of the middle and downstate.

Florida should also have two of them. The first one ought to cover North Florida through Orlando to the Space Coast. That other one can take care of Tampa/Clearwater and all points south and east. Might come in handy whenever a hurricane might hit.

New York should have three, with one handling the Upstate regions and Buffalo. As for the other two, one could take care of the NYC area with the boroughs, and the other covering all of Long Island.

As for my home state of Texas, there ought to be a whopping nine. El Paso was mentioned earlier, so that's certainly one right there, and that could be stretched to Van Horn and Presidio. Another would cover the Big Bend area to Midland/Odessa to around Abilene. And another could be used for the Caprock regions and the Panhandle. Then there'd be one for Wichita Falls to Paris through Dallas/Fort Worth and down to Hillsboro and Corsicana. Still another would handle the East Texas Piney Woods areas up to the Texarkana region. And then you'd have one covering the Houston/Galveston confines from around Sealy to Orange. Another would handle Central Texas areas from Waco to Killeen through Austin, the Hill Country, stretching to College Station. And there'd also be one in South Texas from New Braunfels to Del Rio through San Antonio and on to Corpus Christi and Victoria. The last one will be from Laredo through the Rio Grande Valley. Whew!!

And if you wonder about Washington, D.C., well, then, they should be covered by Virginia's grid just fine.

Now if someone could just let us have our homemade oil, then this would help expedite things very nicely.
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  1. Old Comment
    Can't believe nobody's come up with that as yet.
    Posted 03-27-2023 at 12:30 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Well, there are regional grids TX being one of the largest. Just as there are regional diesel and other mixed oil. The problem we're going to face and quickly, I'm sad to add, is the increasing severity of solar activity. We don't have to worry about the Chinese because Mother Nature will beat them to it.
    Posted 03-28-2023 at 07:44 PM by claire.cook claire.cook is offline

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