Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Sean Donelan 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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