What Really Happened in Texas Last Week

Just so everyone knows that all forms of power generation in Texas failed us to some extent this past week, I wanted you all to see the chart below. Here is what it shows, in terms of the % of power loss by energy source from 11:00 p.m. Feb 14 [At the peak of the chart] to 11:00 p.m. Feb 17, when 4 million Texans were without power:

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Natural Gas fell from 43 mwh to 32 mwh, a loss of 26%

Solar dropped from 1 mwh to ZERO, a loss of 100%

Wind dropped from 8 mwh to 3 mwh, a loss of a whopping 63%

Coal fell from 12 mwh to 8 mwh, a loss of 33%

Nuclear fell from 4 mwh to 3mwh, a loss of 25%

It is also key to note here that, from midnight on February 9, when the first blast of cold weather began to set in across the state, until 11:00 p.m., February 14, when output peaked, Natural Gas rose from 14 mwh to 43 mwh, or roughly 300%. Over that same span of time, Wind dropped from about 30 mwh to 8 mwh, or about 72%.

So, although a relative handful of natural gas power plants did freeze up, either due to the weather or due to lack of natural gas supply as some pipelines also lost pressure, the unarguable fact of the matter is that so-called “renewables” were utterly useless to Texas consumers during this life-threatening emergency, and that without Natural Gas, the entire state would have been left freezing in the dark.

That is according to the official data coming from ERCOT and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. So, next time you see the leftwingers at the Texas Tribune or Houston Chronicle or New York Times or CNN tell you it was all the fault of natural gas, you know they’re really failing to tell the real story.

That is all.

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Ben Colder

Would not surprise me if this was all planned in advance by Creepy Joe and the Ho administration just to make Texas look bad.I do not trust this fake president he /she is turning in to a dictator.Gosh I miss Trump.

[…] Lacking that profit incentive, and with no other incentivization being provided by ERCOT or the Texas legislature, power providers have since chosen to invest their capital dollars elsewhere. Meanwhile, ERCOT’s policies have continued to heavily incentivize the build-out of new wind and solar, both of which failed the state so miserably during this crisis, which I detailed for readers in a piece posted last night: […]

John Velisek

Is it also true that due to Biden regulations that the power system in Texas was NOT allowed to work at full capacity due to regulations.

Ray

You can buy an electric car in Texas for cheap.

Sharon Campbell

Thank you for the full clarification.

Ray

You can’t pump natural gas without electricity.

Leigh Schubert

Only in the USA since the “Clean Air Act” requires the compressors to be electric powered, unlike those in Alberta that are powered by natural gas engines, thus are fully independent of the electric grid and will keep producing gas even when the power is off.

Steve Kerp

What really happened: another probably-planned crisis that the hate-mongers on the left use for any possible political advantage, no matter how many people suffer or die. I sure wish Trump would have arrested a few folks when he had the chance. This was probably a beta test for a more expansive “crisis” planned for the whole country this summer. Get ready.

Gregg

We most certainly are being groomed, if not programmed, to accept more and more crises, and more and more government intervention into our lives to “fix” these largely government manufactured problems as part of our “managed decline”.

btfsplk et al is reengaging 0bamaism and foisting it upon us.

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