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Quote from: Jackstar on February 20, 2021, 04:13:51 PMPsychokinetic shielding.Did you call that hoorish friend and mock her with a rescue tale?
Quote from: Gd5150 on February 20, 2021, 03:42:48 PMHa I just watched that dude last night. Love his stuff on the old Commodores.
Quote from: ItsOver on February 20, 2021, 05:15:11 PMâ€œTexas came within "seconds or minutes" of a major power outage that risked badly damaging the network and leaving areas without heating and electricity for months, says the head of the state's power grid operator.â€https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/texas-power-grid-came-within-seconds-of-catastrophic-failure-ercot-officials-say/ar-BB1dPeMxThis entire power cluster fuck in Texas should serve as a wake up call for what happens with anything close to a grid failure. Roughly, half the households in Texas were without power, anywhere from hours to days, but still less than a week. The ripple effect caused extensive damage from things such as busted pipes, then loss of water supply, lack of gasoline, since pumps donâ€™t work, food shortages... now just imagine this for months. An EMP attack would indeed be beyond devastating.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 20, 2021, 05:22:03 PMDonâ€™t you think this intentional because of Texasâ€™ independent spirit? Donâ€™t you think theyâ€™re just trying to break you so youâ€™ll comply?
Quote from: K_Dubb on February 20, 2021, 05:28:00 PMIt was antifa.
Quote from: whoozit on February 20, 2021, 05:55:39 PMYou need to do some reading and research about ERCOT.
Quote from: K_Dubb on February 20, 2021, 06:00:18 PMIsn't there a video?
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 20, 2021, 06:00:55 PMWhy donâ€™t you just tell me what you think of them?
Quote from: whoozit on February 20, 2021, 06:03:01 PMIt is so much more rewarding when you think for yourself. Any more than pointing you to a topic could sway your opinion. Iâ€™m not the MSM.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 20, 2021, 06:10:09 PMNo problem. It just seemed like you had something on your mind. Sometimes talking about it can help and thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m here for.
Quote from: whoozit on February 20, 2021, 06:22:00 PMIt seems the crisis may have come about due to wholesale electric prices jumping above a cap of $9000 per megawatt hour which stopped ERCOT from being able to make a profit. This at least contributed to the length of the crisis.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 20, 2021, 06:23:49 PMSo, they just left you in the dark because they werenâ€™t making enough at the moment?
Quote from: ItsOver on February 20, 2021, 06:23:49 PMHeh, that thought did cross my mind. If I recall correctly, 1/3 of the ERCOT honchos donâ€™t even live in Texas. Heck, I believe one is even in Germany. At best, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if some of them are of same ivory tower ilk as the beltway elite.That said, the state guberment has known for years the power generation setup has a number of deficiencies when it comes to being able to operate for long in sub freezing temperatures. Then throw in the wind turbines and solar panels that werenâ€™t capable of being operated under the weather conditions, just to make things worse. Was renewable the entire problem? No, I donâ€™t believe so, but with current battery technology, itâ€™s just not a reliable continuous, on-demand power source. There will be cloudy days and too little wind or too much. Fossil fuels, by their inherent nature, can be used to generate power reliably upon demand, when the generation system is setup properly, as in â€œhardenedâ€ for winter operations.Itâ€™s just less expensive to operate a less robust system until the crap hits the fan and it goes outside of itâ€™s intended parameters. Then it becomes a penny wise, pound foolish type situation. This disaster is going to be in the billions. Winter weather this radical doesnâ€™t happen in most of Texas that often but it does happen. The power system, as is, wasnâ€™t setup to handle the possible extreme.
QuoteFor any of this to make sense, it must be understood that Texas has a power grid comprised of 95% fossil fuel and nuclear sources. And yet somehow, in the minds of the chuds and Republicans, those wind farms are the reason that Texasâ€™ extremely libertarian grid cannot function in a winter storm.
Quote from: ItsOver on February 20, 2021, 07:20:41 PMHereâ€™s what ERCOT says is the power source breakdown.â€œAn ERCOT report on generating capacity listed the top sources of power in the state:Natural gas (51%)Wind (24.8%)Coal (13.4%)Nuclear (4.9%)Solar (3.8%)Hydro, biomass-fired units (1.9%)Gov. Abbott actually received an award for Texas and itâ€™s wind turbines. Again, though, from multiple sources it just wasnâ€™t problems with wind turbines. Problems crossed the board, apparently, which indicates a management failure, no doubt both political and business-wise, when the â€œperfect stormâ€ inevitably arrived.
Quote from: albrecht on February 20, 2021, 07:24:11 PMLCRA was pumping it out but this is strange about South Texas Nuclear Power Station having to shut down one reactor because not 'winterized.' And the boondoogle Green 'pulp' plant we invested in just never used, or works, in winter time, for some reason, as I mentioned in the above article.
Quote from: ItsOver on February 20, 2021, 07:35:36 PMWhatâ€™s so ironic is with Texas setting on so much in the way of power sources and then having this disaster occur. Like a local radio pundit was saying, itâ€™s like being in a grocery store and starving to death.
Quote from: albrecht on February 20, 2021, 07:46:47 PMLook at Venezuela. Largest proven reserves and they can't even get gasoline for ambulances sometimes. Regulations, leftists, profiteering, lack of oversight, Green scams, out of State actors, too lean supply chains, taxes and subsidies, over population coming from elsewhere, and once in a lifetime 'weather event(s)' We shouldn't change wholesale policies on a reaction for a one week event, but neither just write it off as "well, only once in a hundred years and so that is over." Or worse some "blue ribbon commission" of political appointees and interested parties to come up with some ideas, never acted upon any way, but wastes money on consultants and luxurious lunches.
Quote from: ItsOver on February 20, 2021, 07:56:10 PMYep. Iâ€™m just glad I have my well-stocked bunker with fireplace.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 20, 2021, 08:04:22 PMEnjoy, yeah?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Fm3rLGtjM
QuoteA fundamental flaw in the freewheeling Texas electricity market left millions powerless and freezing in the dark this week during a historic cold snap.The core problem: Power providers can reap rewards by supplying electricity to Texas customers, but they arenâ€™t required to do it and face no penalties for failing to deliver during a lengthy emergency.
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