Texas ERCOT power shortages (again) April 13

Izaac izaac at setec.org
Wed Apr 14 13:29:06 UTC 2021


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 06:54:55AM +0200, Mark Tinka wrote:
> So looks like ERCOT have 32,000MW of capacity offline for maintenance and
> repairs, which they claim is not unusual for this time of the year as they
> gear up for the summer. So generation capacity was only 50,000MW, while
> demand was 49,000MW. 1,000MW in reserve is right on the nose. Solar
> production was also down by 3,000MW due to cloudy skies.

Sorry guys, I bought 1210MW for impulse delivery, which very briefly ate
that reserve.  I can assure you that the next four days of sunny skies
will regenerate it, though.

In unrelated news, the Rangers got me on an 88MPH speeding ticket.
Anyone know a decent traffic attorney that accepts payment in lotto
tickets?

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