Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Chris Boyd 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.
> 
> Mike

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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