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but I would like to here your views of how you think the Cali grid would do, if it was below zero for several days from San Diego all the way up to Sacramento?
No issues as CA power has NG storage vs direct well to the furnace. Also CA can import from the NW grid connections.

CA is ready for the clean air SEMI to roll.


Lol, you really have this all figured out...
Side question, why don't they doo this in the summer then? Sounds so easy and would surely be less of an inconvenience to all the good people of the great state of Callie.


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Grit dog wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

but I would like to here your views of how you think the Cali grid would do, if it was below zero for several days from San Diego all the way up to Sacramento?
No issues as CA power has NG storage vs direct well to the furnace. Also CA can import from the NW grid connections.

CA is ready for the clean air SEMI to roll.


Lol, you really have this all figured out...
Side question, why don't they doo this in the summer then? Sounds so easy and would surely be less of an inconvenience to all the good people of the great state of Callie.
Why operate in winter mode during the summer? Go ahead and do some homework if this is so interesting.


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Half of Texas homes are electric heat and 75% of those are resistance heat....literally the most inefficient, electricity sucking way to produce heat, so ya, there probably was a run on power during those days, lol.


Resistance heat is actually 100% efficient.

It is true that moving heat using a heat pump uses less energy per BTU.


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Half of Texas homes are electric heat and 75% of those are resistance heat....literally the most inefficient, electricity sucking way to produce heat, so ya, there probably was a run on power during those days, lol.


Resistance heat is actually 100% efficient.

It is true that moving heat using a heat pump uses less energy per BTU.
Heat pump delivers 2x to 3x the BTU per kW.

If all of TX converted it would be a huge reduction in electric demand. But electric is cheap and minimal efficiency regulation.

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@Yosemite,
Why would I compare missing a game to a death? Oh maybe as evidence that it wasn’t “that” bad.
But you are sensationalizing it. To the greatest extent. Do you not think out of almost 30million people in that state that there are less than 200 people who either A. Don’t have the sense to come in out of the cold (insane, homeless etc) or B. Don’t have an extenuating circumstance that lead to some cold weather killing them. (Likely pretty much the same as A?


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Half of Texas homes are electric heat and 75% of those are resistance heat....literally the most inefficient, electricity sucking way to produce heat, so ya, there probably was a run on power during those days, lol.


Resistance heat is actually 100% efficient.

It is true that moving heat using a heat pump uses less energy per BTU.


So you agree w me, or just trying to use true definition in place of accepted definition of words to show…idk what.
Yes resistance heat is nearly 100% efficient because nearly ALL the heat loss is, well, theoretically, useable heat.

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Great article in WSJ the other day, have to have a subscription to read but here’s the headline,

Gavin Newsom’s Dirty Energy Secret
California’s electricity woes result from man-made climate policies, not from climate change.

Talks about 30% of SoCal electricity from out of state coal.

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Grit dog wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Grit dog wrote:



Half of Texas homes are electric heat and 75% of those are resistance heat....literally the most inefficient, electricity sucking way to produce heat, so ya, there probably was a run on power during those days, lol.


Resistance heat is actually 100% efficient.

It is true that moving heat using a heat pump uses less energy per BTU.


So you agree w me, or just trying to use true definition in place of accepted definition of words to show…idk what.
Yes resistance heat is nearly 100% efficient because nearly ALL the heat loss is, well, theoretically, useable heat.


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Is ET going green?! Who knows when these two Tesla Semi Trucks will be in our yard!

That's right, Ronen bought TWO Tesla Semi Trucks! Not one... But TWO TESLA SEMI TRUCKS!!

Ronen wanted to share his experience with you guys. How much money he had to put down to order them, and how much they actually are. How it was getting in contact with Tesla (if there was any), and WHY he decided to bite the bullet and buy two tesla semi trucks!!


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time2roll wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Grit dog wrote:



Half of Texas homes are electric heat and 75% of those are resistance heat....literally the most inefficient, electricity sucking way to produce heat, so ya, there probably was a run on power during those days, lol.


Resistance heat is actually 100% efficient.

It is true that moving heat using a heat pump uses less energy per BTU.
Heat pump delivers 2x to 3x the BTU per kW.

If all of TX converted it would be a huge reduction in electric demand. But electric is cheap and minimal efficiency regulation.


Winter mode, like traction control? Winter is different than summer somehow if the electric demand is the same?

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