The Weekend Wonk: Dissecting Texas Grid Failure – Reporting onWatershed Event Taking Shape

February 26, 2021

Above, no responses were filed by the Public Utilities Commission following massive blackouts in 2011.

Above – ERCOT CEO – “the market was working as designed”.

Now that the snowflakes have settled, some of the best, clearest analysis is starting to come.

I’ll just use this as a repository for some of the most useful reporting that’s coming in on the Texas debacle.
Check back thru the weekend as I’ll probably be stashing a lot of links here.

Below, WFAA Dallas:
“..the entire gas system from the wellhead to the power plant broke down.”
Comanche Peak nuclear plant came within minutes of tripping off line – which might have broken the whole grid.

One Response to “The Weekend Wonk: Dissecting Texas Grid Failure – Reporting onWatershed Event Taking Shape”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Well, the market was working as designed.

    What we experienced was the “invisible finger of the market”.


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