Texas ERCOT announces electric grid shortage unseasonably hot weather

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Fri May 13 23:19:47 UTC 2022

I was about to throw shade on Texas until I remembered "oh, PG&E". Never 


On 5/13/22 4:09 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> This afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline 
> resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity. At 
> this time, all generation resources available are operating. We’re 
> asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their 
> thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding the usage of large 
> appliances (such as dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours 
> between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through the weekend.
> This is unlikely to be the only electric shortage this year. 
> California ISO, Midcontinent ISO and Texas ERCOT project that peak 
> demand cannot be met without some combination of variable generation 
> and imports starting in the Summer of 2022.
> NERC: high probability of insufficient resources to meet electricity 
> demand as early as Summer 2022 in parts of US
> Findings from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s 
> (NERC’s) 2021 Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA) indicate there 
> is a high probability of insufficient resources and energy to serve 
> electricity demand, as early as Summer 2022, in many parts of the 
> Western Interconnection.

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