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Jay C2/16/2021 10:40:42 am PST

re: #15 danarchy

I am curious were the problems with generation or transmission? Up here in the north east when power goes out it is usually due to powerlines going down and transformers blowing up, not generally issues at the plant.

Probably a bit of both.

Though I’m guessing the initial outages were on the transmission end, as (again, just a guess), it’s unlikely Texas power lines were expected to deal with as severe a set of winter weather conditions as they got. Hell, there are transmission and generating problems in areas of the country where bad ice storms are common - shouldn’t be a surprise when it happens where they aren’t.

Anecdotal case in point: the East Coast Halloween Blizzard of 2011 (10/29/11) - which I vividly recall from having to drive back to NYC through it from the Berkshires. Early, unexpected, huge snowfalls: some parts of Connecticut were without power for up to ten days (!) - outages lasting many days/ a week were far from uncommon: and that was in a state where winter storms are hardly unknown.