Electric power in Texas

 

Texas residents are being asked to conserve power after six power plants tripped off line resulting in the loss of 2900 megawatts of electricity. Makes one wonder how all of those electric vehicles could be charged if the Green folks get their way. I could see thousands of cars stranded because there was no way to charge them. Seems like they are putting the cart before the horse on this issue.

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What if you wanted to drive across the country? What you save in fuel you'd spend in motel costs due to the length of time on the road !!!

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It just flows into the tank

maddog67 wrote:

Texas residents are being asked to conserve power after six power plants tripped off line resulting in the loss of 2900 megawatts of electricity. Makes one wonder how all of those electric vehicles could be charged if the Green folks get their way. I could see thousands of cars stranded because there was no way to charge them. Seems like they are putting the cart before the horse on this issue.

There is always room to learn. Now I know that electric vehicles aren't perfect. Gas and diesel vehicles don't need electricity to re-fuel. It just flows into the tank by dint of good will.

electric still better!!!!

Melaqueman wrote:

What if you wanted to drive across the country? What you save in fuel you'd spend in motel costs due to the length of time on the road !!!

Irrelevant. Those costs don't matter or count....

backup generators

Some gasoline stations have backup generators to allow them to operate en electrical power is offline. That is the case especially in areas on the coast where the risk of hurricanes exist. Believe Florida and Louisiana there is a state law requiring them. Here is Texas it is a case of some do some don't generally depending on the quality of the distributor which owns the stations.

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Didn't Texas get themselves

Didn't Texas get themselves off the National Grid? If it's still that way, then maybe there's a lesson to be learned here.

I don't feel sorry for them if they don't want to be part of the nation, they can stand alone....

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Yup! Good luck Texans…

Yup! Good luck Texans…

Hope Texas gets this

Hope Texas gets this resolved. Very frustrating for some friends and family down there.

Texas was never on the

Texas was never on the National Grid. This just in from the TMI department...
There are three grids in North America:
1. The Western Interconnection
2. The Eastern Interconnection
3. The ERCOT Interconnection
ERCOT (Electric Reliabilty Council Of Texas) is able to operate as its own interconnection. ERCOT's operation directives come from the Texas Public Utility Commission and is guided by the Texas Legislature. This arrangement allows us (Texas) to control and allocate power as needed.

Texas - It's Like A Whole Other Country.

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God Bless Texas!

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I don't understand acronyms

GBostwick wrote:

Texas was never on the National Grid. This just in from the TMI department...
There are three grids in North America:
1. The Western Interconnection
2. The Eastern Interconnection
3. The ERCOT Interconnection
ERCOT (Electric Reliabilty Council Of Texas) is able to operate as its own interconnection. ERCOT's operation directives come from the Texas Public Utility Commission and is guided by the Texas Legislature. This arrangement allows us (Texas) to control and allocate power as needed.

Texas - It's Like A Whole Other Country.

Often I don't understand the acronyms used on this message board. The only TMI that I could come up with to do with power is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident .

Qu'est que c'est TMI?