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Old 07-11-2022, 08:51 PM   #1
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Who on here actually had their power turned off today. I live in Katy and didn't really think anything would happen but my wife just came in and said her sister's neighborhood, which is only about a mile from us, had their power cut off from 2:30 till 8:00 tonight.

That is a a pretty serious amount of time for a rolling blackout I would think.

What you guys hearing.

Also... now we are looking for a portable indoor air conditioner to run off the generator. Does such a thing exist that would cool a room in the house?

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Old 07-11-2022, 08:55 PM   #2
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No blackouts for us here in north DFW
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:05 PM   #3
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Power here all do in old Katy.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:05 PM   #4
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There never was nor never intended to be any planned rolling blackouts today.

Ercot was nay asking for voluntary reductions. They said they would be able to handle the load.

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Old 07-11-2022, 09:08 PM   #5
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All I hit was a message asking to reduce load between 1-8 if I recall
Turning up the T-stat while away, etc
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:08 PM   #6
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Nothing here but 14,000 in Houston were out at around 5 pm.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:16 PM   #7
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In San Antonio on Military Drive, there were 3 separate intersections, each separated by 1/2 mile that had no power. This was around 6:45 this afternoon. At one corner was an HEB and the gas station and sign had no power either.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:17 PM   #8
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There never was nor never intended to be any planned rolling blackouts today.

Ercot was nay asking for voluntary reductions. They said they would be able to handle the load.
This is what I thought also so I wasn't really worried about it.

Something else must have caused this one.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:17 PM   #9
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I dont think that was a rolling blackout, likely just a localized issue. ERCOT handled today pretty smoothly. Balday prices were expected to explode at one point, trading up to $800. Ended up trading down to $165 per mw. The new CEO of ERCOT is extremely competent, not one of these bureaucrats thats never had skin in the game.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:21 PM   #10
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:23 PM   #11
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Who on here actually had their power turned off today. I live in Katy and didn't really think anything would happen but my wife just came in and said her sister's neighborhood, which is only about a mile from us, had their power cut off from 2:30 till 8:00 tonight.

That is a a pretty serious amount of time for a rolling blackout I would think.

What you guys hearing.

Also... now we are looking for a portable indoor air conditioner to run off the generator. Does such a thing exist that would cool a room in the house?
Window unit. Its part of our hurricane stash

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Old 07-11-2022, 09:26 PM   #12
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Window unit. Its part of our hurricane stash

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My parents also, but Louisiana folks kinda have it figured out when power is down.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:27 PM   #13
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My son's a lineman. The heat is popping transformers left and right.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:17 PM   #14
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I bumped the thermostat up and thought the wife was gonna blow an ovary! I ended up giving her the “look” and she backed off. I kept most lights off as well as ceiling fans and was fine all day. Wife keeps this place blanket cold. I like that when I’m sleeping but not while I’m up. Admittedly, the older I get the colder I get.
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Old 07-12-2022, 12:45 AM   #15
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Window unit. Its part of our hurricane stash

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Yeppers.

Learned that all the way back to Rita/Katrina, just in case.

That and a nat gas gen set that will run it and everythig else in the house minus the main HVAC unit. Backed into the load center on the house.

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Old 07-12-2022, 01:24 AM   #16
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They used the reduced power measure, to see who is compliant.
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Old 07-12-2022, 02:45 AM   #17
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I dont think that was a rolling blackout, likely just a localized issue. ERCOT handled today pretty smoothly. Balday prices were expected to explode at one point, trading up to $800. Ended up trading down to $165 per mw. The new CEO of ERCOT is extremely competent, not one of these bureaucrats thats never had skin in the game.
After Snowvid ERCOT and competent donít belong in the same sentence. Just another bunch of political parasites.
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Old 07-12-2022, 06:01 AM   #18
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Yeppers.

Learned that all the way back to Rita/Katrina, just in case.

That and a nat gas gen set that will run it and everythig else in the house minus the main HVAC unit. Backed into the load center on the house.
Along with a case of 30 weight oil for said gen

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Old 07-12-2022, 06:17 AM   #19
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My son's a lineman. The heat is popping transformers left and right.
This right here. Transformers are the issue right now. Even worse, the ones that they are replacing them with are junk and blowing not long after replacement.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:57 AM   #20
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My mom has had a few planned blackouts so far this summer. Usually the hottest part of the day. 1pm-7pm. Probably gonna be a regular occurrence during the peak demand.
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Old 07-12-2022, 08:24 AM   #21
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When I loose power i get a little nervous if my other half needed something from Amazon

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Old 07-12-2022, 10:06 AM   #22
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Along with a case of 30 weight oil for said gen

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Running a Honda, not needed.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:28 AM   #23
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This right here. Transformers are the issue right now. Even worse, the ones that they are replacing them with are junk and blowing not long after replacement.
We had a transformer blow and our meter loop caught on fire this weekend at our business. Got that call around 9 pm on Friday and spent all weekend chasing down parts to rebuild meter panel had to run all new wire. It was a pain in the *** and expensive!
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