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Ercot issues Conservation Warning

Wind dropped to 12% of installed capacity and with 25% of generation down for maintenance ercot issued conservation warnings today. well my solar did it's job...
 

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nwdiver

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Hah, this 7 year old article again. There was discussion on this a few years ago here IIRC.

Yep.... more than a bit of a stretch to call preventing cold air from settling to the ground 'climate change'.

Taking the ground temperatures measured by satellites, they detected a warming of 0.5°C at night in the region directly under the farm. This warming effect was local and small – the nighttime warming did not extend beyond the farm’s immediate neighbourhood.

That's not warming... that's less stratification.
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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the saga continues... ercot issues conservation warnings... and the wind isn't blowing 30-35 GW of wind is only producing 1.5 GW.... or 4 percent of installed capacity

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good news is solar is working well, just need 4 times more solar to take the day time peak off the production curves.
EIA lists Texas as having 11.6GW of PV planned from 4/2021 through 2025, the large majority by the end of 2022.
1.1GW 4/2021 through 6/2021.
3.7GW total for 2021.
6.3GW for 2022.

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Solar is still going to lag wind, but it will definitely take a sizable chunk of that daytime demand. Bound to have a significant impact on economics of other generation. The good news is that all its NG capacity can be spun up easily. Just need to keep the NG coming.
 
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nwdiver

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the saga continues... ercot issues conservation warnings... and the wind isn't blowing 30-35 GW of wind is only producing 1.5 GW.... or 4 percent of installed capacity

Yep. Texas needs a few more GW of gas turbines. And ~100x more wind and solar so they're almost never used then some demand response to reduce curtailment.... eventually some electrolyzer plants so those gas turbines can be run off H2 generated from all that wind and solar. How are you still confused by this? Where are you getting lost?
 
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mspohr

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Sweltering Texans urged to reduce cooking and cleaning to ease grid strain

As temperatures rise to unseasonably warm levels across Texas this week, its citizens are being asked to use less energy on basics like cooking and washing clothes to ease strain on the state’s power grid that is struggling to generate enough electricity to cope with the high temperatures. The move triggers memories for many Texans of the cold snap in the winter that incapacitated much of the state’s power infrastructure and raises fears that Texas – and other US states – are not prepared to deal with the extreme weather events that come with the global climate crisis.
 

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