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And now some regulators are realizing it's their nightmare too. Indeed-- seeing ERCOT resignations, and accountability is important, but this also isn't a case of 'get rid of those responsible, problem solved,' rather we need leadership to dig into this for as long as it takes.
I would think that scenarios like this event in Texas would give parties, like Elon Musk, reason to be concerned about moving their Company to Texas. The TX legislature, PUC and ERCOT really should think about the risks their energy policies present to their economy if these Companies have second thoughts about moving to Texas. Would you buy a ticket on the Titanic knowing the real risks...
Such a fascinating transformation being undergone right now-- and that's no hyperbole. For any readers really interested in the topic, Lincoln and his colleague at Burbank Water and Power, Joe Flores, joined the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast to dive in deeper: ...
I love how the utilities have been trying for years with Low Off Peak rates to get people to use power Off Peak at night when the GRID and power plants have excess. Now with Electric vehicles they can easily charge at almost anytime and normally do charge at night. Given the right incentives and they can match the exact times the GRID can use. It make the entire GRID more efficient.