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Power outages caused by winter storm
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/15/2021 11:58:20 AM

Rolling power blackouts were ordered across Texas early Monday morning as a winter storm gripped the state. The rotating outages will likely last throughout Monday morning and could continue until the state's weather emergency ends, (snip) Rotating blackouts occur when power companies cut off electricity to residential neighborhoods (snip) "At the same time, we are dealing with higher-than-normal generation outages due to frozen wind turbines


Texas depends on wind for power. But some wind turbines froze! Some areas >60 pc cut off.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flagstone 2/15/2021 12:14:31 PM (No. 696962)
Frozen wind turbines, solar panels covered in snow. Go green!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 2/15/2021 12:43:21 PM (No. 696982)
Um, so they “order” rolling blackouts in Texas, too… Rotating blackouts occur when power companies cut off electricity to residential neighborhoods and small businesses, typically for 10 to 45 minutes before being rotated to another location, ERCOT said. Traffic lights and infrastructure may also lose power during these blackouts. California sometimes uses rolling blackouts during heat waves, but extremely cold weather forced the action in Texas, where the winter storm has already knocked out power to more than 2.7 million customers, according to, a website that tracks power outages across the US. Some California residents opt in advance each year to have lower rates and agree in return to the possibility of their having rolling blackouts in the event ot extremely high power consumption due to a heat wave.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highvoltage 2/15/2021 12:57:42 PM (No. 696996)
The enviros have caused utilities to switch from coal to natural gas generation. During severe cold gas supplies because of pipeline restrictions are curtailed to utilities in favor of residential usage. Nuclear power is the only realistic answer but that doesn’t fit the political narrative. The country should rise up in protest but we are sheep.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 2/15/2021 1:06:35 PM (No. 697007)
Most of our area (The Woodlands) is without power right now. I am one of the lucky few. Got the thermostat set to 65F and it cannot keep up. The gas company sent out a letter warning us they might run out of gas. I was outside at 2 am with my heat gun thawing my inlet water pipe. I protected the backflow preventer but not the inlet (dumb, I know). Thanks Biden! for fixing that global warming problem. How dare we ask for more gas...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: web 2/15/2021 1:30:50 PM (No. 697035)
This isn't "green" energy. It's "you freeze in the cold and the dark" energy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 2/15/2021 1:31:39 PM (No. 697036)
It's is a shame it is Texas and not Washington DC.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/15/2021 1:41:16 PM (No. 697045)
Voodoo power can never meet the needs of the grid baseload.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: vinegrower 2/15/2021 1:41:22 PM (No. 697046)
I am surprised at this. I thought Calif was the only state dumb enough to fall for this green energy farce. The only difference, Calif runs out of energy in the summer. I didn't think Texas had fallen for this nonsense.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/15/2021 1:45:02 PM (No. 697052)
This is no big deal. It's just Texas and it's cold. PS I live in Texas. 24hours from now it will be warm again. Yes the windmills froze. Go green ! My sister in Calgary Canada has been at minus 43 for over a week. Not unusual for February there. Their windmills froze too and the blades are broken from the cold. Go green !. They actually have windmill blade grave yards..
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Reply 10 - Posted by: fishbone 2/15/2021 2:16:30 PM (No. 697085)
#9, the windmill (Go! Green!) graveyards are a real tragedy. These blades apparently cannot be recycled ... go figure. Go! Green! /s
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ribicon 2/15/2021 2:25:34 PM (No. 697092)
Daily Mail at least had the courage to include frozen turbines in the headline instead of burying that key fact within the article. Some method to their madness when they're not running articles that appear to be funded by the DNC.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: keep_right 2/15/2021 2:26:19 PM (No. 697093)
My family in West TX has been without power for over nine hours. This is more than an inconvenience - it's DANGEROUS! All those fly-by-night consultants that bribe landowners into hosting unreliable and non-responsive 'green energy' sources and the political hacks that ignore the damage to the grid by including those nonsensical contraptions are to blame! Any green energy proponent must be asked if they want to be without power for upwards of nine hours on a day with lows near zero degrees F and a high in the teens!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: navybrat 2/15/2021 2:29:12 PM (No. 697097)
You have no idea how many people have and continue to relocate to Texas every day. The numbers are astronomical and housing, stores and businesses are going up like crazy. Texas residents are saying there have not been temperatures this low for 25 to 30 years. Texas has got it together and there is no comparison with stupid California. Anyone not liking how the state is governed should go elsewhere. A week from today temperatures are forecast to be in the 60's. Texas is a big producer, refiner and believer in fossil fuels. The real residents do not fall for the "green" energy scam and rolling black outs are not common there.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 2/15/2021 2:31:55 PM (No. 697103)
I keep hoping for some of their fictional "global warming". -8F here this AM, and by 1 pm it has roared up to -5F in east Kansas. We are pretty much equipped for it, but a lot of Texas is not.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 2/15/2021 2:38:26 PM (No. 697113)
If you do not have an alternate power source these days you are screwed. They days of being able to depend on the central power system, except in a very unusual situtation, which would be fixed very quickly, are OVER. The days of 'freezing in the dark' because of the envirocrazies are upon us.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 2/15/2021 2:39:37 PM (No. 697115)
You better have a wood stove to keep you warm when these pukes cut off your power.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rytwng 2/15/2021 2:40:45 PM (No. 697119)
If there really was global warming this wouldn't happen.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/15/2021 3:26:06 PM (No. 697159)
They should install solar heaters on top of the wind turbines and then take the melted snow run-off and divert it over a hydro-electric dam.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 2/15/2021 4:11:18 PM (No. 697185)
Texas benefits from low electric rates because of the fact that we do not connect to either national electric grid. But we also have some local municipal utility districts like City Public Service in San Antonio who have shut down coal burning plants in favor of "renewable" energy which is not economical or storeable. And if a couple power plants go off line (which is a daily occurence) on days like today, then we have long power outages or rolling blackouts. Yeah, we have a bunch of those renewable energy crazies here. And they run Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Norway 2/15/2021 5:03:06 PM (No. 697215)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: swarfer 2/15/2021 5:12:35 PM (No. 697221)
Hope those well healed Texas Tesla owners can get a full charge.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/15/2021 6:23:44 PM (No. 697278)
We bring cut and stacked oak from our homestead in NW Ark so when we are here in the TX Panhandle, we can heat with our woodstove. The power often goes out in winter so we just don’t depend on it. Gone are the days when we just depend on the electric company. We must all get a mindset to try snd be as self sufficient as we can.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: rosefenn 2/15/2021 7:02:23 PM (No. 697317)
Happened here in Omaha today as well. Coldest couple of days ever recorded.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 2/16/2021 2:58:13 AM (No. 697524)
Wind turbines KILL.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/16/2021 7:34:35 AM (No. 697622)
We are having total blackouts. Forget the rolling part. Please ask people what is happening, when reporting the news, instead of sitting in bed echoing media narrative.
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