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Posted: 02/16/21 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know about Austin.

Biggest problem area right now is Houston, with Dallas area close behind.

East and southeast Texas is very vulnerable to icing of power lines, and trees losing limbs and falling on power lines.

Family and friends in Arkansas and north Louisiana already seeing that.


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Paw Paw wrote:

This has not been a major icing event across Texas.

The number of powerlines down is minimal.


hmmmm....... Winter Storm Live Updates: Latest From Texas and Across ...https://www.nytimes.com › live › 2021/02/16
30 mins ago — In Texas, freezing rain was expected across the state, with ice accumulations of up to half an inch. A winter storm warning was in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning, with snow accumulations of up to six inches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and up to three inches elsewhere.

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Yes, I spoke/ wrote too soon.

I had five days without power in Dallas inside LBJ Loop in 1989. And I had to go to work in downtown Dallas, leaving the kids at home because the school was closed.

Thankfully we had friends with gas heat and generators they could say with in the day time.

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And they said go to wind and solar, that is what we need!! Doesn't seem to be that reliable to me. Had that problem (supply) in Colorado also!


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RockyMt wrote:

And they said go to wind and solar, that is what we need!! Doesn't seem to be that reliable to me. Had that problem (supply) in Colorado also!


Well said RockyMTN
to me it seems the other sources of power are not that reliable in this case

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Dan Woodfin, a senior director for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, told Bloomberg frozen instruments at natural gas, coal, and nuclear facilities and limited supplies of natural gas is the main reason for widespread energy shortages.

Fox4: What caused power outages for 4 million people in Texas?


frozen wind turbines is a more sensational story that frozen instruments at reliable coal or propane fired power plant

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One of the four nuclear plants in Texas tripped off line suddenly because the cold froze instruments and cooling lines.

The Governor proposed emergency legislation today, part of which would require companies to modify/ build their plants to withstand/ function at 10 degrees ABOVE zero temps.

There are a lot of people who are still in temps colder than that.

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This thread is going the direction some tried to go with Covid; operating on 'opinion' sources (editorials) rather than factual sources. Let stick with what is known to be true; the 'hearsay' contributes nothing positive. Thank you.

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Here's how Sweden does it ...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/sweden-shows-texas-how-to-keep-turbines-spinning-in-icy-weather


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