Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rolling Power Outages

So ERCOT has declared a level 3 energy emergency and called for rolling blackouts to protect the overall grid. YAY!!! Not what I want to hear about with the house being 45 minutes away on a good day and the temp at 17 at the moment.


  1. Interesting. Looks like College Station is doing 5-10 minute blackouts, and BTU is doing 20 minutes. Residential and commercial customers both. Is the University exempt?

  2. Not sure about the University getting hit. It would really suck to have the tunnel at 170Knots and lose the main motor and prop control. Could make for a VERY interesting time.

  3. Ross made the point that we're on the FAA circuit, and that's not likely to be taken down.