Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Tue Feb 16 04:36:45 UTC 2021


On 2/16/21 06:34, Cory Sell wrote:

> Ercot has already released actual documentation of the outputs. Wind 
> is NOT the biggest loss here. Even if wind was operating at 100% 
> capacity, we’d be in the same boat due to gas and fossil fuel-related 
> generation being decimated. Estimated 4GW lost for wind doesn’t make 
> up for the 30GW+ estimated being lost from fossil fuels.
>
> I only interject because people are already pointing their fingers at 
> renewables being the cause here and trying to pawn off the blame to 
> wind/solar to further their agendas to reduce renewable energy R&D and 
> adoption. Sure, wind isn’t perfect, but looks like solution relied on 
> failed in a massive way.

That much generation loss from a wind farm would surprise me.

Mark.


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