Everything Is Bigger In Texas, Even Power Failures

Alex Epstein talks about all the issues regarding the Texas Power grid.

Two good articles about the issue is at PJ-MEDIA, and ALEX EPSTEIN’S site. Alex’s TWITTER thread is good as well. Everyone agrees that this storm affected all sources — see this chart for instance:

Epstein notes the planned failure that will hopefully change due to this storm — right now TX’s plans include:

  • 0 new nuclear plants
  • 0 new coal plants
  • 9.4 GW wind (the existing 32 GW went to 1 GW during crucial times this week)
  • 11.9 GW solar (solar was useless much of the week)
  • 5.0 GW gas (to handle the unreliables)

Dan Crenshaw notes: “Bottom line: fossil fuels are the only thing that saved us. They are *base load* energy. If we were even *more* reliant on the wind turbines that froze, the outages would have been much worse.”