Texas Deploys National Guard As Millions Freeze In Darkness

Power crisis. Seventeen states institute rolling blackouts “like a third world country.”


  • The Weather Channel Warns Of “Dangerous” Cold Temperatures  
  • Southwest Power Pool Says 17 States Limiting Energy Usage
  • 3.368 million Texans Without Power 
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Up Texas Army National Guard
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Continues To Warn About Extended “Controlled Outages” 
  • Southwest Power Pool Declares Energy Emergency Alert Level 3
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Warns Of More Blackouts 
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Extends Rolling Blackouts 

The Southwest Power Pool (SSP), which manages the electric grid and wholesale power market for the central US, including Kansas, Oklahoma, portions of New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Wyoming, and Nebraska, released an update Monday afternoon saying 17 states have “curtailed energy usage to balance supply and demand.”

More record lows are expected for Tuesday morning across Texas. If ERCOT doesn’t secure additional power generation – more blackouts may occur.

Frigid air continues to pour into the central US, overwhelming power grids, forcing operators to implement rolling blackouts like a third world country.

CBS Austin’s Melanie Torre reports Gov. Greg Abbott has called up the Texas Army National Guard “to conduct welfare checks and to assist local authorities in transitioning Texans in need to one of the 135 local warming centers across Texas.”

Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas’ largest transmission and electric distribution utility, published another statement on its Twitter account detailing how “unprecedented shortfall of electric generation” will continue to extend “controlled outages” due to “emergency grid conditions & severe cold weather.”

Full statement:

The TX power system is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electric generation. @ERCOT_ISO has requested Oncor & utilities across TX to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand & protect the integrity of the electric grid.

The length of these controlled outages have been significantly extended due to current emergency grid conditions & severe cold weather. These outages are taking place across the service territory & ERCOT has said they could be required through Tues

We are asking all Oncor customers to be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time.

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/grid-chaos-2-million-texans-without-power-rolling-bl ackout-begin

Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

9 thoughts on “Texas Deploys National Guard As Millions Freeze In Darkness”

  1. Poor old Robert didn’t see this coming when he migrated south? Maybe a nice hillside villa in Brazil dude; no electricity but you shouldn’t need it.

  2. hmm
    what did I see here?
    the “greenest”places like NY and bawston philly washington n the others are NOT short of heating power….
    now why would that be?
    is it where the boss demrats live by any chance??

  3. Create an agenda that breaks the markets into pieces and separate services into “generation[supply]” and “delivery” . Then insert your new guy into the process. a broker, who acts as a troll to collect tolls on the power generation, metering of supply, delivery and sale to the highest bidder.

    Take the skim out of the system and greenies would slither away seeking the next opportunity to tax the productive works of others.

    I suspect the whole agenda will die on the vine soon as the collapse of the federal reserve notes goes into full tilt over the next 2 fiscal quarters.

    With the recent cancel culture policy of the current admin, breaking Keystone pipeline, canceling new Oil production in ANWAR and the Gulf, and canceling fracking, whats backs the dollar now?

    And ask yourself. With all the natgas supply
    disruptions recently engineered into existence with the stroke of a pen. howe much of that electricity rationing is occurring because the natgas needed to run those plants is not available at a price that supports the cost of operations without losing money?

    The takeaway here is to be prepped for such occasions as they are going start becoming the norm. Have backups in place.

  4. It is not very cold. But there is substantial snowfall in Southern Québec. It started to snow circa 9: 00 PM. And snowed all night. It was very quiet today. I don’t think very many people (who do not work ‘remotely,’ and still have employment), went to work today. The sky is now clearing and I believe that the temperature will decline overnight. This is ‘somewhat’ anomalous for the middle of February.

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