So much for the morons* entrusted with ensuring that Texas has uninterrupted electrical power:
With unseasonably hot weather driving record demand across Texas, ERCOT* continues to work closely with the power industry to make sure Texans have the power they need. This afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity. At this time, all generation resources available are operating. We’re asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding the usage of large appliances (such as dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through the weekend.
If I were to set my thermostat to 78F, I’d have to have about three cold showers daily to stop dying of heatstroke. JHC.
Did anyone actually predict that come the middle of May, Texas summer heat begins its annual upward climb to “Broil”?