We were lucky to not have a real Texas summertime heat wave for a couple of years, but now it's catching up with us. I've seen the fire trucks going past my place, and sometimes smelled smoke in the air. A couple of days ago I met a lady who said her house was only saved by a timely water drop from a helicopter. Texas has set new records for peak electricity usage. We haven't had any blackouts or brownouts, but I have experienced some power "blinks" once in a while during the daytime. We don't have off-peak rate programs here. When I charge my car, the cost is the same no matter what time of day, and as a result I've rarely ever bothered to charge my car on a timer. Whenever I plugged it in, that's when it started charging. Now that's changed. I don't want to charge my car when it's 97° inside my garage and the power could blink at any moment. That can't be good for the car, it can't be good for the charging hardware either. And you know, I don't want to be part of the problem. I tried programming it to start charging at 3 AM, when the outdoor temperature was projected to dip below 80°. I left the garage doors open at night, so air can circulate. That seemed to work OK.