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Rolling blackouts? What are you folks in Texas trying to do? Copy Kollyfornia?I would never expect any blackout issues in this part of the country. The only outages we see are storm related, not due to a need to keep the grid from failing. I thought Texas's grid was much like Oklahoma, with a fair number of rural electric coops controlling a large chunk of the geography along with the big metro companies like O.G.&E. ?Sounds like a good reason to invest in a natural gas powered generator for the home. http://www.amazon.com/Generac-5887-Air-Cooled-Automatic-Generator/dp/accessories/B003JH8RC4
ERCOT (The Energy Reliability Council of Texas) is blaming it on ice taking out a number of plants.
Had a visitor from Austin who is in Alpine today who packed NO cold weather clothes because "how cold can it possibly get in the desert" bwahhahahaha!
So this morning I sent my 6 year old daughter off to school on the bus wearing a jean jacket over a hooded sweatshirt jacket with a scarf. Which of these was she wearing when she got off the bus and the temperature was a balmy 30 degrees? That'd be none of the above. And as soon as she got in the house she took off her warm boots and fuzzy socks for good measure.
I am in Taos right now. Low when I woke up -26 with wind chill -40. There will be no skiing today.
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