For decades, Texas was the gold standard for reliable power. Since the cataclysmic ice storm of 2021, Texans have raised significant concerns about the power grid’s ability to meet demand.
Jacki Daily joined “Pat Gray unleashed‘ and spoke to Pat about the current risk of summer power outages throughout the country. Jacki also provided insight into the mismanagement of energy in February 2021 when the state instituted continuous blackouts to meet energy demands.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently made an interesting admission. In Texas, as in most states, it is illegal to turn off power to hospitals, police departments, fire departments, and downtown areas in the middle of a power outage. Until recently, it was legal to unplug power plants during constant power outages.
“It was perfectly fine to shut off the electricity, power plants we rely on to keep us alive in the middle of a storm,” Jacki said, adding that the law has since been fixed.
“So you’ve been tracking the energy situation and all of the West and much of the Midwest is at risk?” Pat asked. “We’re hearing about summer power outages from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).”
Jacki explained that ERCOT’s job is to make sure we have the energy we need across the state.
“And are weather walk to to have everything that energy weather asked Pat. According to Jacki, ERCOT has made it clear that Texas will not have the energy needed.
“I can to say that conclusive”, explained Jacki. “Lbranch weekend we getdwcovers from ERCOT which said not to use Dishwasher, clothing dryer and clothing washers in between 3 a.mnd 8th pm too to do not Movement your thermostat under 78 degrees,” she added.
ERCOT says the current energy situation is a result of high demand, but Jacki sees it differently.
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