Another snow storm coming in tonight for Austin. I’d be happy I survive tomorrow with no power outage.
Be sure to keep your generators outside!Our member quantumlight is without power. Hopefully, he is ok. I think he mentioned that his phone battery is limited. My family usually had a backup generator when living in the suburb or rural area. Stay safe.
I am 50 hours without light and heat and the temperature is 20 deg F. I survive because I made plenty of food before the light went off and well equipped with eskimo style sleeping bag that keep the body war during night and day It was a hell of an experience that I never experience before . This is the danger relying too much on private power company because they don't plan for emergency. They don't have spare capacity since capital investment is sin work for the crowd of MBA who practice lean and mean management. I once live in cold climate country where the winter is sever but never experience brown out once because power company owned by the state and they have ample extra power capacity that will kick in in emergency.
So localizer state company has a place to play. Another thing Texas energy depend 15% on renewable energy wind and solar and none of them working in freezing weather they froze up. America infrastructure is decrepit and need investment They certainly can built more power plant I work a long time in power industry but they just let it whittle down by not investing. So much so that stellar companies like GE and Siemens are in trouble financially because no body build power plant