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Opinion: Texas’s power grid failed — by design


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The Feb. 17 news article “Grid failures in Texas shine light on derelict state of infrastructure” reported on the massive failure of Texas’s power grid in the wake of recent frigid weather, which left more than 4 million Texans shivering in the dark. Texas grid managers’ focus on minimizing prices to the detriment of system reliability is indeed a factor contributing to the collapse of the state’s power system, known as ERCOT.
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Significantly, Texas is the only state in the continental United States whose power grid is not synchronized with neighboring states’ grids, which severely limits power imports when its power system is stressed. This is the result of decades of resistance by the state’s major electric companies to falling under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with regard to wholesale electricity transactions across state lines. Perhaps the tragic power outages this week will encourage the Lone Star State to rethink having its power grid go it alone.
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Why don't all the other states get to vote and see if they want to help the penny pinching texans? Wouldn't want to force socialism on them after all.

Once again the fed is on the hook for Texas .. Floods,hurricanes, housing tracts being built in flood plains without proper codes to insure weather resistance, ect.,ect,ect...

Years ago power companies and the phone company were heavily regulated and even had to apply if they wanted to raise rates. They were fined heavily for everyday their customers were without service too. This gave them the incentive to do maintenance and to have enough supplies and employees on hand to handle emergency situations. Sure this meant that bills were higher, but it also meant that services rarely went down and when they did, nobody rested until it was fixed. Deregulation has meant cheaper services, but this also has been a disincentive to maintain and protect our power and communication grid.


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Another WaPo hit piece hidden behind their pay wall. That's right, the richest man in history wants you to pay to read the swill packed into his vanity newspaper.

A so-called letter to the editor means no evidence is needed to justify attacking the Republican run state. Instead, its float dramatic terms like "ramshackle" to describe the grid and claim the grid is "unreliable" because it's not under Federal bureaucracy control. Never mind the mess the state of California's energy situation is in thanks to the Democrat hegemony controlling that state, What's needed in Texas is more Democrat control and higher prices. If the little people have to sit in the dark sweating or freezing it's all for the common good.
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Another WaPo hit piece hidden behind their pay wall. That's right, the richest man in history wants you to pay to read the swill packed into his vanity newspaper.

A so-called letter to the editor means no evidence is needed to justify attacking the Republican run state. Instead, its float dramatic terms like "ramshackle" to describe the grid and claim the grid is "unreliable" because it's not under Federal bureaucracy control. Never mind the mess the state of California's energy situation is in thanks to the Democrat hegemony controlling that state, What's needed in Texas is more Democrat control and higher prices. If the little people have to sit in the dark sweating or freezing it's all for the common good.
I lived in Texas when it was run by Democrats. We NEVER had stuff like this happen. And there were freak nows etc. But those Dems jumped on the Reagan gravy train or lost their jobs to tea-insane candidated like loozy cruzy and Republican governors who together f*cked up that great state with bull vomit. (becase crap is at least a by-product of useful activity.)
Not only federal control-take that or leave it- but De-fvcking-reguLATION which messes up normal lives that were fine till Reagan and now nuevo Reagans tell us to FEAR the government!

well how do you like your fema? carried in on your back? or mailed to you by ups?
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I lived in Texas when it was run by Democrats. We NEVER had stuff like this happen. And there were freak nows etc. But those Dems jumped on the Reagan gravy train or lost their jobs to tea-insane candidated like loozy cruzy and Republican governors who together f*cked up that great state with bull vomit. (becase crap is at least a by-product of useful activity.)
Not only federal control-take that or leave it- but De-fvcking-reguLATION which messes up normal lives that were fine till Reagan and now nuevo Reagans tell us to FEAR the government!

well how do you like your fema? carried in on your back? or mailed to you by ups?
The usual gibberish from you, no wonder you are such a fan of Joe Brain Damage Biden.

While hundreds of thousands of Texans suffer Mr Compassionate Kim Jung Biden took a snow day off at the WH. Oh wait, Texas deserved it as punishment for voting Trump.
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I lived in Texas when it was run by Democrats. We NEVER had stuff like this happen.
That's because the current weather has been the worst in 50+ years...They never had to deal with this...They got off scott free...
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That's because the current weather has been the worst in 50+ years...They never had to deal with this...They got off scott free...
Indeed ice storms causing power interruptions are a nearly annual occurrence in the Democrat controlled northeast part of the country. Of course if Democrats controlled Texas they'd have plenty of reliable electricity just like California. Oh wait...
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The usual gibberish from you, no wonder you are such a fan of Joe Brain Damage Biden.

While hundreds of thousands of Texans suffer Mr Compassionate Kim Jung Biden took a snow day off at the WH. Oh wait, Texas deserved it as punishment for voting Trump.
I heard O'Biden say that he wanted to go to Texas to check things out, but he didn't want to use resources, or get in the way.

The MSM thought that was a very compassionate thing to do.

Had a Republican POTUS said that, he would have been labeled an un-caring "Monster"
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That's because the current weather has been the worst in 50+ years...They never had to deal with this...They got off scott free...
because climate change


but yeah who doesn't know to wrap pipes going to the danged main generators.
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I heard O'Biden say that he wanted to go to Texas to check things out, but he didn't want to use resources, or get in the way.

The MSM thought that was a very compassionate thing to do.

Had a Republican POTUS said that, he would have been labeled an un-caring "Monster"
so your talking points from sentral chaos were to blame it on biden?
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I heard O'Biden say that he wanted to go to Texas to check things out, but he didn't want to use resources, or get in the way.

The MSM thought that was a very compassionate thing to do.

Had a Republican POTUS said that, he would have been labeled an un-caring "Monster"
A Republican President DID do that. GWB43 during Katrina. He did not land because it would take recourses from the rescue efforts. And the left excoriated him without mercy for it.

had he landed, the left would have made a case for that. I don't know about anyone else but I tire of the wailing by the opposition whenever either party President is scolded fordoing what is actually, the right thing.

I remember the time and age when WE THE PEOPLE were proud of our President and our nation, no matter what party he represented. For example, it was the leadership of President Kennedy that challenged us to put a man on the moon. He did not actually accomplish the task. It was American ingenuity and American industry did it.
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