Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Wed Feb 17 16:45:24 UTC 2021

On 2/17/21 8:07 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Feb 2021, Andy Ringsmuth wrote:
>> Not sure where you’re finding those numbers but I believe they are not 
>> accurate.
> U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the Department of Energy)
> https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_5_6_a

This article is an interest description of Texas electricity pricing for 
one provider and for the market in general:

"Some retail power companies in Texas are making an unusual plea to 
their customers amid a deep freeze that has sent electricity prices 
skyrocketing: Please, leave us.

Power supplier, Griddy, told all 29,000 of its customers that they 
should switch to another provider as spot electricity prices soared to 
as high as $9,000 a megawatt-hour. Griddy’s customers are fully exposed 
to the real-time swings in wholesale power markets, so those who don’t 
leave soon will face extraordinarily high electricity bills."

The catch:

"Hector Torres, an energy trader in Texas, who is a Griddy customer 
himself, said he tried to switch services over the long weekend but 
couldn’t find a company willing to take him until Wednesday, when the 
weather is forecast to turn warmer."


- John

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