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by MaduroBU
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electricity Providers
Replies: 73
Views: 5367

Re: Electricity Providers

Someone is selling me electricity right now, but I have no idea whom.
by MaduroBU
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electricity Providers
Replies: 73
Views: 5367

Re: Electricity Providers

I am not understanding how this whole thing works. It sounds completely off the walls. Maybe that is a good reason I never got involved in such a crazy situation. You mentioned making up the loss. Maybe your bill did not jump as much as some but I see no way to make up for a bill even as high as 10...
by MaduroBU
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Settler Colonialism
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Settler Colonialism

If you want to understand settler colonialism and its effects upon a city, compare St. Louis or Detroit to Brooklyn. Most "invasive species" don't increase property values by 3000%.
by MaduroBU
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electricity Providers
Replies: 73
Views: 5367

Re: Electricity Providers

I was told by someone who went to the ERCOT site that Houston and Dallas had the most percentage of customers with outages. Where as San Antonio or Austin for example had a much lower percentage of customers who went without power. So it may be Centerpoint and who ever it is in Dallas, said "h...
by MaduroBU
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electricity Providers
Replies: 73
Views: 5367

Re: Electricity Providers

I think that one's situation matters a lot. Let's take two folks: Person A rents a poorly insulated house in Wichita and has a heat pump/AC and an electric water heater. and has a young child. Persona B owns a house with a solar array, amazing insulation, and a natural gas generator. FWIW, Person is...
by MaduroBU
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: WTB-Gen 3 Glock 17 Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: WTB-Gen 3 Glock 17 Barrel

Midway has them for $95.
by MaduroBU
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Oakland Police Cheif wants 'Good witnesses' not armed citizens
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Oakland Police Cheif wants 'Good witnesses' not armed citizens

Isn't theft under $1000 no longer prosecuted in California? If so, would the cops taking statements from the "good witnesses" have done ANYTHING else thereafter? What I see is one more reason to flee that failed state.
by MaduroBU
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days
Replies: 154
Views: 3371

Re: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days

Energy expert debunks green narrative on Texas SPOILER ALERT: Wind power let us down, bigtime. I think that it's a reminder of what role renewables play: they're free energy, but they are not reliable. We have sufficient fossil fuel backups on paper, but every type, including the nukes, failed. We ...
by MaduroBU
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days
Replies: 154
Views: 3371

Re: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days

The areas Texas not covered by ERCOT were barely affected. Most outages were short: minute to a few hours. Very, very interesting. El Paso was one o’ those areas, but it wasn’t as cold and it didn’t last as long as the cold in the middle of the state. There were public warnings and requests to cons...
by MaduroBU
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days
Replies: 154
Views: 3371

Re: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days

The areas Texas not covered by ERCOT were barely affected. Most outages were short: minute to a few hours. Very, very interesting. El Paso was one o’ those areas, but it wasn’t as cold and it didn’t last as long as the cold in the middle of the state. There were public warnings and requests to cons...
by MaduroBU
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days
Replies: 154
Views: 3371

Re: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days

AS of today, the month of February has cost me $150 for 267 kwh. $12 of that is a Visa fee (Griddy will only take credit card payments, and I'm using this rough patch for them to beat the drum for ACH again). Given the challenges that others have faced, I consider myself very lucky.
by MaduroBU
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 666
Views: 80324

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

https://www.reuters.com/article/europe-electricity-idUSL8N2KN312 Power in Germany, where they are struggling with the poor power factor of wind and solar to cope with heating demands, was $56/MWh yesterday. That is their norm, versus an average of $13-15 on ERCOT's grid. AOC is trying to cherry pic...
by MaduroBU
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days
Replies: 154
Views: 3371

Re: Stay Warm and Safe the Next Few Days

I'm focused upon the temperatures in Midland, since I assume that once temps in the Permian Basis stay above freezing, natural gas will start to flow and energy prices will come down. That's a wild guess, so anyone's insight is more than welcome.
by MaduroBU
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 666
Views: 80324

Re: Nobody but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

https://www.reuters.com/article/europe-electricity-idUSL8N2KN312 Power in Germany, where they are struggling with the poor power factor of wind and solar to cope with heating demands, was $56/MWh yesterday. That is their norm, versus an average of $13-15 on ERCOT's grid. AOC is trying to cherry pic...
by MaduroBU
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electricity Providers
Replies: 73
Views: 5367

Re: Electricity Providers

I'm actually doing okay on Griddy; this month is rough, currently $0.486/kwh for $130 on 267 kwh, of which $10 is a credit card fee (they don't have ACH payments, which is my one real gripe with them). I've been stuck in a hospital since Saturday, so I basically turned everything off. My plan is to ...

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