Texas ERCOT power shortages (again) April 13
niels=nanog at bakker.net
Wed Apr 14 16:07:48 UTC 2021
* brian.johnson at netgeek.us (Brian Johnson) [Wed 14 Apr 2021, 17:37 CEST]:
>Not what I was saying. The demand for virtue-signaling green energy
>is not an effective strategy to actually having power available.
The relevant virtue that's signaled with green energy is that its
MWh prices are WAY lower than traditional fossil fuel-based generators.
>I appreciate the nuances, but the need to imply that a profit motive
>was the issue is not proven. This issue was NOT foreseeable except
>with the perfect reverse 20/20 vision. It’s like saying that I
>shouldn’t have built the house where the tornado hit.
I've not done exhaustive research of the situation in Texas (although
I am a stakeholder, being a customer in several datacentres there) but
I'd be surprised if https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture
had nothing to do with it.
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