Power outages.. report..

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histag10
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dubi said:

You are welcome to come shower at our house!

Get water and have some food from our limited menu.


Thanks! If this lasts much longer out here, i may take you up on that
Goose83
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ERCOT now showing power reserves of 5,475 MW.

Looking good.
AggiePhil
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Anyone know if CSU and BTU do variable or fixed rate billing?
Goose83
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AggiePhil said:

Anyone know if CSU and BTU do variable or fixed rate billing?
Don't know, but think everyone should get a refund on their energy bills this month (and maybe a credit towards their water bills as well).
Bunk Moreland
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I may not be reading this right at all but I think CSU are fixed rates:

https://www.cstx.gov/departments___city_hall/csu/electric_services/rates


EliteElectric
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Funny how ERCOT starts getting loudly shamed and criticized publicly and all of a sudden no more blackouts. It's almost like the top brass started to worry about their jobs
AggiePhil
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Goose83 said:

AggiePhil said:

Anyone know if CSU and BTU do variable or fixed rate billing?
Don't know, but think everyone should get a refund on their energy bills this month (and maybe a credit towards their water bills as well).

On the contrary, people on variable rate plans are getting billed 20X more than usual due to supply/demand price hikes.

https://www.kagstv.com/mobile/article/weather/severe-weather/some-customers-owing-thousands-during-winter-storm/500-b800cb7c-0dcf-45e6-8f1b-61bea3e7e1f7
aggiepaintrain
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seriously doubt it's variable
ONE benefit of our monopoly
threecatcorner
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Well, I definitely won't be able to pay $4000 for an electric bill! I doubt most people can. This is one of the things we need help with if state and/or feds want to help.

Pretty sure price gouging is also supposed to be illegal.
threecatcorner
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I hope you are right they are fixed. If so, my "high" electric rate compared to other power companies is suddenly sounding like a much better deal!
AggiePhil
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Thank you BTU and CSU!
Slocum on a mobile
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aggiepaintrain said:

seriously doubt it's variable
ONE benefit of our monopoly


Agreed. I may not be so quick to push for deregulation anymore... holy crap! $4000 light bill...
FlyRod
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Thanks for the billing heads up. Just checked my BTU account and balance seems "normal."
Chase
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FlyRod said:

Thanks for the billing heads up. Just checked my BTU account and balance seems "normal."
You can see your current month's usage on BTU? I didn't think they had implemented that.
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https://www.facebook.com/1083309008345809/posts/4049556238387723/
MiMi
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Castlegate is out of power. Not sure if it's weather related or if somebody hit a utility pole?
95_Aggie
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Transformer blew
jeffk
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Autobot or Decepticon?
trouble
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Dammit, Dr Coach
Mathguy64
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trouble said:

Dammit, Dr Coach


Not Coach any more. Now he's Dr Referee.
jeffk
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Hey now, I still coach the youngins.
D_Wag97
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Any timeframe to fix a blown transformer?
Horn_in_Aggieland
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Back on in Castlegate
trouble
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He'll always be Coach to me
Mathguy64
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trouble said:

He'll always be Coach to me


I'm going to use that next time we work together and I need to throw him under the bus.

"Yeah coach I have no clue what he just called. He's really just a coach like you and doesn't know any more than you do. Now excuse me while I go clean up his mess."
trouble
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Yaaaaaaaaas
jeffk
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THATS A HIGH KICK.
Mathguy64
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jeffk said:

THATS A HIGH KICK.


Ain't no such thing.
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EliteElectric said:

Funny how ERCOT starts getting loudly shamed and criticized publicly and all of a sudden no more blackouts. It's almost like the top brass started to worry about their jobs
and now this-

https://www.kbtx.com/2021/02/23/board-leaders-of-texas-grid-operator-resign-after-outages/
rsa
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EliteElectric said:

EliteElectric said:

Funny how ERCOT starts getting loudly shamed and criticized publicly and all of a sudden no more blackouts. It's almost like the top brass started to worry about their jobs
and now this-

https://www.kbtx.com/2021/02/23/board-leaders-of-texas-grid-operator-resign-after-outages/
I would like to hope that we may see some meaningful changes with respect to power generation, but a lifetime in Texas leads me to believe that after all is said and done we'll go back to things as they have been.
Slocum on a mobile
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When all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
 
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