Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 17 submissions in the queue.
posted by mrpg on Wednesday June 16 2021, @10:20AM   Printer-friendly

'Unplanned' outages hit Texas power plants in soaring temperatures

Officials with Texas' power grid operator pleaded with residents Monday to limit their electrical usage amid soaring temperatures and a series of mechanical problems at power plants.

The appeal, from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, comes four months after deadly blackouts during a winter storm left millions of people without power — and weeks after state legislators passed a package of measures aimed at fixing some of the problems exposed by the storm.

Officials with the nonprofit group, which oversees 90 percent of Texas' energy production, asked residents to set their thermostats higher, turn off lights and avoid using larger appliances until Friday.

A spokeswoman for the group told reporters that the outages accounted for more than 12,000 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million homes. Some areas of the state, including Dallas and Tarrant counties, were warned about poor air quality and potentially dangerous heat, with the heat index approaching 110 degrees.

A senior official with ERCOT, Warren Lasher, said it wasn't clear why there were so many unplanned outages. But he said that the group is "deeply concerned" about the plants that are offline and that a thorough investigation is being conducted to better understand the problems.


Original Submission

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday June 16 2021, @12:54PM (3 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday June 16 2021, @12:54PM (#1145869) Homepage
    https://i.imgur.com/egyVYuy.mp4
    --
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Wednesday June 16 2021, @01:36PM (1 child)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Wednesday June 16 2021, @01:36PM (#1145883)

    Must be fake. But Lol.

    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday June 16 2021, @08:22PM

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday June 16 2021, @08:22PM (#1146099) Homepage
      The thing is that so much she said was basically equivalent to what Enron, or whatever they call themselves, has said. Poes law applies to business communication too. Glad you enjoyed it.
      --
      Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Wednesday June 16 2021, @01:57PM

    by c0lo (156) on Wednesday June 16 2021, @01:57PM (#1145897) Journal

    No close captions nor transcription too. You expect me to lip read or what?
    What I need is a rare, vermillion, ukrainian unicorn [youtu.be]

    --
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0