Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts
cboyd at gizmopartners.com
Tue Feb 16 21:13:08 UTC 2021
> On Feb 16, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
> You'd think that mid-summer Texas chews a lot more peak capacity than the middle of winter. Plus I would think a lot of Texas uses natural gas for heat rather than electricity further mitigating its effect on the grid.
The eia.gov site shows it to be about a 50/50 split between natural gas and electric heating. Propane fills in a few more percent. Yes, the grid does get quite strained in the summer from AC use.
—Chris, from Austin
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