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Old 07-13-2022, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Atta boy to all you power plant guys

you know I just want to thanks to all who work hard to keep those generators spinning. All the politics aside of how we find ourselves here in Texas with apparent insufficient generating capacity in these tough times, it is still a real deal when the lights go out. Most of yall are battling daily with the heat, oil leaks, insufficient cooling on machinery bearings or what ever it is,....thank you and keep it up.
I thank God every day for our air conditioners.
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Old 07-13-2022, 10:25 PM   #2
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Ill drink to that


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Old 07-13-2022, 10:33 PM   #3
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Here! Here!
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Old 07-13-2022, 10:33 PM   #4
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Dang, just leave us chemical plant guys out with the wolves. The spray foam insulation we make sure does keep yalls houses cooler.
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Old 07-14-2022, 12:39 AM   #5
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Dang, just leave us chemical plant guys out with the wolves. The spray foam insulation we make sure does keep yalls houses cooler.
Always got to be a diva
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Old 07-14-2022, 12:42 AM   #6
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Always got to be a diva
LOL Diva is my middle name. Its okay though i work the board most days some im inside in the cool AC that them power guys provide, and i sure do appreciate them keeping the lights on at the plant. When the power goes out its a bad day.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:37 AM   #7
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Totally agree OP

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Old 07-14-2022, 06:21 AM   #8
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And, we make the high $$$ gas and diesel that gets y'alls sorry butts to work.

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Old 07-14-2022, 06:57 AM   #9
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Im back on shift today. Not looking forward for the next 7 days.
We do have a tube leak on unit 2. Been leaking for a while, but its on the outside of the boiler so they are gonna run it as long as they can!!!
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Old 07-14-2022, 07:14 AM   #10
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Yep, the “supply chain” is exactly that……a chain. If any link breaks the whole chain goes to hell. So if you are making kilowatts or delivering groceries, you’re important to our existence. So thanks to everyone that got up and went to work this morning !
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:08 AM   #11
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My big question is ????????????????
What is stopping the Private sector from building extra power plants on private land with private funds to sell necessary power? preferably run on Natural Gas.
I'm sure there are regulations out the wahooooo but, nothing is being done to increase supply.
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:19 AM   #12
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My big question is ????????????????
What is stopping the Private sector from building extra power plants on private land with private funds to sell necessary power? preferably run on Natural Gas.
I'm sure there are regulations out the wahooooo but, nothing is being done to increase supply.
Too much of an investment for the uncertainty of forced gov changes and regulations. Risky to invest millions into something that may just be shutdown or regulates out of exsistence withing a short fee years because of mean tweets or some other enviro/social issue. Reward isnt there.
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:58 AM   #13
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Well, we had a tube failure yesterday.
Should be back on line with our 440mw by Friday.
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Old 07-14-2022, 04:36 PM   #14
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Hope yall enjoying the AC!!!!
Pretty sure we are running full load and probably then some!!!
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:17 PM   #15
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I’m enjoying some days off but I go back in Saturday.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:32 PM   #16
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My big question is ????????????????
What is stopping the Private sector from building extra power plants on private land with private funds to sell necessary power? preferably run on Natural Gas.
I'm sure there are regulations out the wahooooo but, nothing is being done to increase supply.
Part of is market instability for sure but part of it is the Clean Air Act and other such EPA regulations that limit VOC discharge from plants and in some cases require you to own x amount of acreage per y amount of discharge. Basically, they have made it impossible to make money at power generation, refining, heavy manufacturing if youre not grandfathered in.

Were from the gubment, were here to help!
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:08 PM   #17
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Dang, just leave us chemical plant guys out with the wolves. The spray foam insulation we make sure does keep yalls houses cooler.
Want a cookie? Lol
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:22 PM   #18
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you know I just want to thanks to all who work hard to keep those generators spinning. All the politics aside of how we find ourselves here in Texas with apparent insufficient generating capacity in these tough times, it is still a real deal when the lights go out. Most of yall are battling daily with the heat, oil leaks, insufficient cooling on machinery bearings or what ever it is,....thank you and keep it up.
I thank God every day for our air conditioners.
........A GREAT POST SIR!!!
I am sure someone will come along to beech it out soon enough......lol!
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