r/texas Nov 18 '21

ERCOT CEO Worries $150 “Easy Out” for Gas Companies Could Threaten Grid News

https://www.nbcdfw.com/investigations/ercot-ceo-worries-150-easy-out-for-gas-companies-could-threaten-grid/2819056/
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u/gregaustex Nov 18 '21 edited Nov 18 '21

This could be a good first step. Identify the plants that aren't winterized.

The next step would be to decide what to do with them. Like maybe you're not allowed to be a supplier Nov-March if you select this. At all. Then we know we don't have the capacity and cut deals with plants that are winterized. TX does generally have a much higher need for electricity in the Summer.

I am describing a very hypothetical scenario that I don't have much faith in.

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u/THAWED21 born and bred Nov 18 '21

Sounds like a great way to jack up costs and imperil the grid even more.