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KYli

Captain
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.

 

vesicles

Colonel
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Yeh don't do the car in garage thing.


I got a generator for these times :D.

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.

Be sure to keep your generators outside!
 

Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
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
 

Gatekeeper

Colonel
Registered Member
Do not use the car in your garage.
Stay safe guys.

Two dead from carbon monoxide poisoning after using car for heat in Texas storm

Houston police said the victims were a woman and a girl. Two others, including a boy, were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Houston Police Department attend a house in La Roche, Houston.Houston Police Department

Feb. 16, 2021, 1:02 PM GMT

By Elisha Fieldstadt

Two people, including a child, were found dead Tuesday from carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was used to generate heat in a Houston home hit by widespread power outages from a rare winter storm.

Houston officers and firefighters responded to a welfare call to find two adults and two children suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, the police department said Tuesday morning. A woman and a girl did not survive, while a man and a boy were rushed to a hospital for treatment. The names of the victims have not been released.

"Initial indications are that car was running in the attached garage to create heat as the power is out. Cars, grills and generators should not be used in or near a building," the department said in a statement.

A deadly winter storm pummeling the country's south and mid-section has left more than 4 million people without power in Texas, as record-low temperatures overwhelmed the state's electric grid.
 

AndrewS

Major
Registered Member
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

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CNN:
We may not know the full definitive reason for a while, but a few things are clear:

  • Obviously, Texas winters ain't usually this cold. The state's infrastructure is simply not prepared for a deep freeze.
  • Critics of renewables will try to blame wind turbines, but experts note that wind makes up a small share of Texas' energy consumption.
  • It's also worth poinitng out that a lot of chillier places have wind turbines that don't buckle in the cold — hello, Iowa; hej hej, Denmark — they just need to be winterized, a step experts said Texas has skipped.
  • The Lone Star State is ... all alone. Texas made a conscious decision to isolate its energy grid from the rest of the country. That means that when things are running smoothly, it can't export excess power to neighboring states. And in the current crisis, it can't import power either.
 

Gatekeeper

Colonel
Registered Member
I hope you Texans out there remember this then next time you cast your votes. He's like Trump, but without the appeal. He lacks empathy and strength of character.

It's on the breaking news thread. But it's apt here too.

Deserter in chief.

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Yep. Let's blame everyone else.

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vesicles

Colonel
We get cold about once a year. It usually goes down to about higher 20’s deg F. It stays that low for about a day or two, then goes back up to 40’s. It’s unheard of that it went down to single digit on sunday night and Monday morning. And it stayed below freezing for the entire week. And ERCOT, our private company managing the energy needs in Texas, screwed up badly. But the main responsibility is that of the state itself. Although ERCOT does the leg work, all the policies and strategies are still made by the state. This includes all the decisions about energy needs in the state. The state government is the boss and ERCOT is simply the office manager doing the leg work. Now they want to throw the company under the bus.
 

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