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4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion #13901471 02/25/21 01:24 PM
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Does anyone understand how the whole grid nearly collapsed? I keep reading we were 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from a complete collapse that could have left us with out power for weeks or months. Is this from over/under voltages destroying infrastructure like transformers etc...? Also, do you think Texas would have descended into mass anarchy with power outages that lasted that long? Scary stuff actually.

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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901478 02/25/21 01:29 PM
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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901487 02/25/21 01:36 PM
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Yeah, just saw the other thread.


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901489 02/25/21 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Yeah, just saw the other thread.


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901629 02/25/21 02:53 PM
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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13901632 02/25/21 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbob_FTW
Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Yeah, just saw the other thread.


we've all done it. cheers

I've done it a bunch of times. Easy to do if you're not staying up with the board..


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901638 02/25/21 03:07 PM
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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13901645 02/25/21 03:13 PM
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Covid 19, Ice/Snow storms, black outs, no water, shortages in some basic food items, what next? hung

Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13902505 02/26/21 01:34 AM
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I can explain it if you want to hear it but it may be long


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13902513 02/26/21 01:41 AM
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I think ERCOT is lying . Trying to save face. Fear mongering garbage.

Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13902520 02/26/21 01:44 AM
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The root of the problem is that Texas runs its own power grid, which many of us did not realize. Don't want any federal influence down here. That's a sign of weakness.

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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
I think ERCOT is lying . Trying to save face. Fear mongering garbage.


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: Jpurdue] #13902652 02/26/21 03:18 AM
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The system has safties built into it. It will automatically shed the load needed not to crash. The problem with that is they do not get to chose who loses power. I believe ERCOT lying too


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Re: 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from oblivion [Re: fishslime] #13902705 02/26/21 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by fishslime
Don't want any federal influence down here. That's a sign of weakness.


A state doesn't want federal government influence... or as little as possible and you see that as a sign of weakness? That response is a sign of brain damage. roflmao


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