a discussion about wind
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(02-20-2021, 11:17 AM)dukealien Wrote:  
(02-20-2021, 06:16 AM)busker Wrote:  
(02-20-2021, 12:27 AM)dukealien Wrote:  There have been many stories now, all using different statistics.  Some try to defend and deflect in favor of wind turbines, some point out that even nuclear had a problem (feedwater valve froze at one plant).  The common thread seems to be mismanagement, proceeding from ideology or corruption (too much reliance on wind, but wind built on the cheap, but again also built by "connected" financiers who are, yes, subsidized heavily).  The system came unstuck (or nearly did) in a *weather* shock.  *Climate* only got into the act via ideology.
No. There aren't many stories, whichever way you would like to spin it. 

The predicted contribution (availability) of wind for February was around 7 GW, of which around 3-4 GW was out. The predicted contribution of thermal and nuclear was 74 GW, of which at least 14 GW was out. This is based on Ercot's announcements.
And no, not installing de-icing equipment was not limited to wind turbines, but to all power plants simply because Texas doesn't get this cold. The cost would be passed on to the consumers, since Texas is an isolated system.

No connection with so called subsidies given to wind turbines, but try better next time.
ERCOT's part of the problem.  Subsidies definitely figure in it.  End thread *snap*
Naturally, you have no specific reasons as to why, and in what sense the system operator, whose task it is to manage real time demand and supply, is 'part of the problem'. 
What is part of the problem is people holding on to their opinions despite evidence to the contrary, just because they feel entitled to them.
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Messages In This Thread
a discussion about wind - by dukealien - 02-15-2021, 07:05 AM
RE: a discussion about wind - by Tiger the Lion - 02-18-2021, 12:17 PM
RE: a discussion about wind - by rowens - 02-19-2021, 05:39 PM
RE: a discussion about wind - by dukealien - 02-20-2021, 12:27 AM
RE: a discussion about wind - by busker - 02-20-2021, 06:16 AM
RE: a discussion about wind - by dukealien - 02-20-2021, 11:17 AM
RE: a discussion about wind - by busker - 02-20-2021, 11:53 AM
RE: ..... - by dukealien - 02-17-2021, 11:18 AM
RE: ..... - by busker - 02-17-2021, 03:20 PM
RE: ..... - by busker - 02-17-2021, 07:02 PM
RE: ..... - by dukealien - 02-18-2021, 01:38 AM
RE: ..... - by busker - 02-18-2021, 05:22 AM
RE: ..... - by dukealien - 02-18-2021, 07:30 AM
RE: ..... - by busker - 02-18-2021, 08:03 AM



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