Public Warning - The Temporary Collapse Of Texas Is Foreshadowing The Total Collapse Of The United States

twp

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This is a graphic example of how fragile our power grid really is... It also shows us that our OTHER systems (water, sewer) are dependent on have in a working power grid... Get The Hint.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/...wing-the-total-collapse-of-the-united-states/

We are getting a very short preview of what will eventually happen to the United States as a whole. America’s infrastructure is aging and crumbling. Our power grids were never intended to support so many people, our water systems are a complete joke, and it has become utterly apparent that we would be completely lost if a major long-term national emergency ever struck. Texas has immense wealth and vast energy resources, but now it is being called a “failed state”. If it can’t even handle a few days of cold weather, what is the rest of America going to look like when things really start to get chaotic in this country?
 

WolfBrother

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A mild defense of Texas. The grid is balanced and tuned for normal typical weather. Meaning generally HOT summers and cool to cold winters. It is not tuned and balanced for a winter where new record highs are made. Record highs you ask? Yes, three separate days set new record high temps. They were the COLDEST high temps on record.

Winter is when most power plants can shut units down for maintenance and such. Most of the maintenance down units were not capable of a startup without several days of "getten em bak together" type work.

A number of power plants could not bring all their natural gas units on line due to a lack of natural gas. Gas companies had contracts with producers that ensured they could meet their demand, the electrical generation companies did not. The spot market for Natural gas went from $2.40 per thousand cu.ft. to more than $250.00 per thousand cu.ft.

Solar electrical producers went off line due to ice, sleet, and/or snow covered panels.

Wind generation producers went off line due to ice freezing stopping the turbines and/or shutdowns due to severely unbalance turbine blades.

You've heard the term perfect storm. We had it.

BTW - the "not a football guy who is desperately trying to prove he is" owner of the Dallas Cowboys made thousands, if not hundreds of thousands or millions, of dollars due to his involvement in the Natural Gas spot market this past storm.

Fort Worth Daily Telegram: 'Another reason to hate Jerry Jones.' Dallas Cowboys owner profits from Texas crisis. Jones' energy company 'hitting the jackpot' during Texas' winter storm https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/
Note the link worked once for me.
 

twp

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The link to the StarTelegram works for me too.
I don't think Texas needs defense. It's the grid which could not handle an unexpected load, combined with profit taking from companies which operate the grid.
 

WolfBrother

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I’ve seen a number of “Texas is bad because their grid is stand alone“ quips the past day or so. So my post was a preemptive post.

Just about every large city in Texas is at the failed city brink. Of course just about every large city in Texas is blue controlled.

ERCOT is pretty much red controlled so the all mighty buck rules there.

Then again there hasn’t been much if any new power plants added over the past few years. The blue controlled rule makers have expensive enough that the red investors cant see the proper return on investment. So we get this.
 

twp

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I blame the Californica expats who moved to Texas...;)
 
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