Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Feb 16 22:46:41 UTC 2021

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:18 PM Robert Jacobs <rjacobs at pslightwave.com>

> How about letting us Texans have more natural gas power plants or even let
> the gas be delivered to the plants we have so they can provide more power
> in an emergency. Did not help that 20% of our power is now wind which of
> course in an ice storm like we are having is shut off... Lots of issues and
> plenty of politics involved here..

CNN reports that some natural gas and oil plants as well as one nuclear
plant have gone offline because the water source they depend on froze.

"Natural gas and coal-fired power plants need water to stay online. Yet
those water facilities froze in the cold temperatures"


Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us
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