Enron Strikes Again
Texas had 4.1 million without power early today, according to the utility tracker PowerOutage.us. Texas, you know, in the name of freedumb (take a drink, yell “WOLVERINES!!1!”) long ago decided to create its own power grid (which of course is not interoperable with any other power grid) to avoid regulations. They have asked President Handsome Joe Biden for help, which he granted. Last week as you may recall, Texas threatened to secede.
So why the rolling blackouts, you ask? Reuters tells us:
“Real-time wholesale market prices on the power grid operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) were more than $9,000 per megawatt hour late Monday morning, compared with pre-storm prices of less than $50 per megawatt hour, according to ERCOT data.”
You know, exactly what Ken Lay and Enron did to California during Chimpy’s Reign of Error.
We give last word to…
Son, Rick Perry lost his connection YEARS AGO. Oh, wait.