The Smoking gun in Texas

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2021/02/f82/DOE%20202%28c%29%20Emergency%20Order%20-%20ERCOT%2002.14.2021.pdf

Being discussed by Alex Jones

The US department of energy prohibited Texas from turning on generation of power that was too unfriendly to the environment

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1 Response to The Smoking gun in Texas

  1. prboylan says:

    Bottom line is that ERCOT was not allowed to temporarily exceed ANY Federal Emission limits so as to meet the expected increased demand, until it had shown that all other options (including negotiating power buys from utilities in other states on the spot market at ridiculously exorbitant prices) had been exhausted and shown to be inadequate. The problem with this approach is that by the time you’ve exhausted all other options, the electrical grid has collapsed and you don’t have the power to start up the additional plants needed to stabilize the grid. It’s the classic case of physics versus bureaucracy, where physics wins EVERY time.

    “B. To minimize adverse environmental impacts, this Order limits operation of dispatched units to the times and within the parameters determined by ERCOT for reliability purposes. Consistent with good utility practice, ERCOT shall exhaust all reasonably and practically available resources, including available imports, demand response, and identified behind-the-meter generation resources selected to minimize an increase in emissions, to the extent that such resources provide support to maintain grid reliability, prior to dispatching the Specified Resources. “

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