Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts
sean at donelan.com
Tue Feb 16 04:39:45 UTC 2021
Electric prices on the Texas spot market are $9,000/MWh. Normally they
are less than $15/MWh. During the summer months, Texas spot market prices
have gone to zero because it has excess summertime wind turbine capacity.
I suspect those are computer generated artificial prices, because there
is no excess capacity for sale. Sorta like the fake Amazon maketplace
prices on out-of-stock products.
Netblocks is now reporting Internet outages (about 70% availability) have
expanded across northern Mexico due to Natural Gas shortages for power
plants in Mexico because of the demand in Texas.
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