Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts
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
> U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the Department of Energy)
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."
"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."
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