The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.
Lest we forget, this is the same bunch of incompetent assholes who were responsible for Texas’s power outages in February of this year, during the coldest weeks in recent history.
Now, as we inch towards peak summer with daily temperatures already in the high 90s, we’re told to expect power outages, again?
My question is quite simple: what is the point of ERCOT’s existence, if they can’t ensure reliable electricity?