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Old 09-02-2022, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Sounds like it still has a ways to go.

https://www.kut.org/energy-environme...-blackout-grid

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The wires (distribution)
Is it fixed? No.

The power plants
Is it fixed? Yes.

The natural gas system
Is it fixed? No. The rules have not been finalized.

The "don't cut power" form submitted by natural gas facilities
Is it fixed? Probably yes.

The market
Is it fixed? No. The changes made to the ERCOT market are band-aids.
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Old 09-02-2022, 03:48 PM
 
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Texas governor says power grid fixed; experts cite problems - June 8, 2021

Despite experts who say Texas’ power grid remains vulnerable, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday that new reforms “fix all of the flaws” that caused February’s deadly winter blackout that left more than 4 million people without power in subfreezing weather.
He was joined by Republicans who defended it as a good deal for consumers, even though they gave no direct financial relief to families who were stuck with high energy bills or lost income as the lights and heat stayed off for days.



Gov. Abbott said reforms fixed ERCOT’s flaws. Why is the Texas power grid struggling? - June 17, 2021

On June 8, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared his confidence in the bills he signed to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) after a power shortage led to outages that lasted for days amid freezing temperatures and killed at least 151 people.
“Bottom line is that everything that needed to be done was done to fix the power grid in Texas,” Abbott said.
Less than one week later, ERCOT notified that Texans that due to tight grid conditions, they would need to reduce electric use to avoid the potential of rolling outages.
What went wrong? Abbott says the reforms haven’t had the time to take effect. But one energy expert says the legislation did not do enough to address problems in the state’s energy market, leading to concerns that ERCOT could be forced to mandate outages once again during the peak of summer temperatures.
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Old 09-02-2022, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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It initially happened in 2010. They did nothing. Consequently, it happened again on a much larger scale in 2021. If I were still living in TX, would I have any faith they'd taken steps to prevent it from happening in the future? No.
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:09 PM
 
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Probably will never be fixed. Look at how many new houses are being built
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Yeah, and all the new Teslas driving around.
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:33 PM
 
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Yeah, and all the new Teslas driving around.
Seems thats a real thing too:

https://nypost.com/2022/09/01/califo...mid-heat-wave/

I can't help but wonder how they think this transition to EV's is going to work given the power grid can barely handle the loads we have today since they are overly zealous in removing reliable energy in place of green energy which is not always consistent.

However, despite soaring high temperatures and a record hot summer, although we were advised to conserve energy, it wasn't Texas that declared a state of emergency due to a heat wave.

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/08/31/as...reduce-demand/

https://www.publicpower.org/periodic...d-power-demand

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Old 09-03-2022, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Seems thats a real thing too:

https://nypost.com/2022/09/01/califo...mid-heat-wave/

I can't help but wonder how they think this transition to EV's is going to work given the power grid can barely handle the loads we have today since they are overly zealous in removing reliable energy in place of green energy which is not always consistent.
That’s a very legitimate concern. I personally think the government is ignoring it because they really want to get rid of fossil fuels despite the facts that we are not ready. Look at what’s happening now in Germany.
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Old 09-03-2022, 08:27 AM
 
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That’s a very legitimate concern. I personally think the government is ignoring it because they really want to get rid of fossil fuels despite the facts that we are not ready. Look at what’s happening now in Germany.
What’s even funnier is EV’s are not more environmentally friendly than their ICE counterparts. Infact in some cases they are even worse… No one is talking about all the toxic sludge produced to mine lithium and the loss of fertile lands contributed from mining. Nor is anyone being realistic about the amount of Co2 that is produced to build apples to apples comparable batteries to ICE vehicles. The EPA lists that the production of EV’s is lower in Co2 numbers than that of ICE cars, however; what is not accounted for is that the batteries only have half the range on average. (Avg EV range is currently 250 miles, Avg ICE car range is around 420 miles). Making EV’s with similar ranges, of course increases production Co2 (and battery size / weight) which means it takes longer to offset the difference.

This IHMO is a more realistic look on EV’s … They’re being rushed, but they are not the solution society believes they are.

https://youtu.be/S1E8SQde5rk
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Old 09-03-2022, 08:41 AM
 
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if we run into the same situation as in the past,I am ready,warm blankets,clothes,transistor radio,candles,water ,plenty of books to read.
Boil some eggs so you have some protein to sustain yourself and they keep well
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Old 09-06-2022, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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California having power issues too.

https://apnews.com/article/californi...e1ed4bf6560fd4
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