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Old 03-04-2021, 08:05 AM
 
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Beto yes, but AOC came when the lights were on again.

Griddy should not be sued, but ERCOT should be sued. They were the ones that hosed Griddy customers.

The fix for future events is simple, if you want to participate in the Texas grid when times are good you have to be reliable when times get cold. Unwinding the current billing crisis is not simple and I have no idea how they are going to do it.

Brazos co-op network found a way, sorta...



https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brazos-...kruptcy-texas/
I read that ERCOT has decided to fire their CEO "in 60 days". Personally I think he should have been fired days after the blackouts started.

If the providers could set aside their greed and be open to billing adjustments that suit everyone, it would seem like a win-win situation but what do I know?
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:11 AM
 
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I read that ERCOT has decided to fire their CEO "in 60 days". Personally I think he should have been fired days after the blackouts started.

If the providers could set aside their greed and be open to billing adjustments that suit everyone, it would seem like a win-win situation but what do I know?
A lot more then leadership at ERCOT is to blame for the severity of the fallout that happened.

While elected officials / leadership of Texas (Congressman, Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General etc) is pointing the finger at everyone else but themselves (and using tactics of deflection), where they really should be pointing their fingers is in a mirror.

There needs to be repercussions for our Texas government and elected officials who incompetently (and greedily) answered to the almighty dollar instead of reasonable precautions to protect life, limb and property. They did this in multiple areas over a prolonged period of time. In doing so, the Piper came to be paid. Us Texans citizens paid the Piper (lost life, property damage) and will be on the hook to continue to pay him
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:47 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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CPS and SAWS both failed miserably as well - what does that say about the city's management?
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:53 PM
 
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CPS and SAWS both failed miserably as well - what does that say about the city's management?
I am not sure if it is true but it was reported on some news site that CPS staff "meteorologist" only consisted of an intern that is currently going to UIW. He calls himself "Kid Cold Front". No joke.

If you google "kid cold front", there are some traces of him on some social sites but it seems like has been trying to scrub himself off the internet.

Edit: Found the link... https://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/...ities-operate/
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:26 PM
 
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I am not sure if it is true but it was reported on some news site that CPS staff "meteorologist" only consisted of an intern that is currently going to UIW. He calls himself "Kid Cold Front". No joke.

If you google "kid cold front", there are some traces of him on some social sites but it seems like has been trying to scrub himself off the internet.

Edit: Found the link... https://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/...ities-operate/
Yeah, i saw that report on the news.

Unbelievable that an apparent non-credentialed individual was used to supply meteorological data to our local utility provider. Looks like there were flaws in our electrical supply system at just about every level.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:33 PM
 
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weather.gov is available to all for free and beats the TV forecasters regularly.
I'm sure if CPS can get a week warning on a major freeze they will have plenty of time to retrofit everything /sarc.
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Old Today, 01:04 PM
 
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I got my bill for the month of Feb. It has the lowest it has been in a long time but CPS isn't passing on costs yet.

Message shown in email to CPS customers in case you missed it.

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Dear CPS Energy Customer,

Thank you for being a valued customer.

CPS Energy continues to fight for customers to keep your bills affordable while pursuing prudent business practices that ensure the utility and San Antonio remain financially stable and strong. We are currently assessing the validity of the additional fuel and purchased power costs from the winter storm and are currently not passing them through to customers.

We began releasing February 2021 bills starting the week of March 8, 2021. As a precaution, we suspended billing for customers on February 19 to confirm that energy bills did not, at this time, include any rate changes or fuel adjustment costs related to the historic winter storm and to ensure that billed usage is based on actual meter reads and not estimations. That important step has been completed; February bills do not include any additional exorbitant fuel or purchased power charges from the winter storm.
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