“Lights Will Stay On:” Texas Grid Operator Prepares For Imminent Heat Wave

by | Jul 24, 2021 | Headline News | 8 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    A dangerous heat wave is forecasted for Texas next week.

    The state’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) informed customers Thursday that the power grid is in good shape and can withstand triple-digit temperatures.

    The chair of the PUC told customers the number one priority next week is to keep the lights on for Texans.

    “We are in a good position,” PUC Chairman Peter Lake said in a Thursday news conference.

    “It will be tight for the rest of the summer,” Lake added. “We know the heat is coming, but we are ready for it.”

    He stood beside interim ERCOT President Brad Jones, who also spoke about reliability across the power grid next week. It was the second time the Jones and the new chair of the PUC appeared together to reassure the public about grid stability after a disastrous grid collapse during a winter blast in February.

    Jim Rouiller, the lead meteorologist at the Energy Weather Group, told Bloomberg that a heatwave would form in the Great Plains this weekend and drive temperatures in Dallas above the 100-degree mark for the first time this year. We noted earlier this week that parts of the agriculture belt would experience rising temperatures and drier conditions over the coming weeks.

    Rouiller said, “next week will be the hottest week they have had all summer long. Cooling demand will be the highest we have seen all summer.” Below is the cooling demand for the Midwest. What this means is that the demand for energy needed to cool buildings will increase as temperatures rise.

    Allison Prater, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fort Worth, said Dallas-Fort Worth has yet to hit a 100F this year. Usually, the area reaches triple-digit temperatures by July 1.

    This summer’s heat has been centered around the Pacific Northwest, setting record high temperatures in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, along with other surrounding states.

    The high pressure, or heat dome, will be centered around Oklahoma, making conditions in Iowa to Arkansas brutal this weekend and next week

    “This is the hottest one so far for them, this is the dome of doom,” Rouiller said.

    Power grid prices are expected to rise through next week. As for the integrity of the power grid, there’s no telling what may happen next week, if that is outages or calls by regulators for customers to reduce power.


    It Took 22 Years to Get to This Point

    Gold has been the right asset with which to save your funds in this millennium that began 23 years ago.

    Free Exclusive Report
    The inevitable Breakout – The two w’s

      Related Articles


      Join the conversation!

      It’s 100% free and your personal information will never be sold or shared online.


      1. This is utter BS and another attempt to control the masses…Texas has triple digits every year and this year is no exception.

        What the elite is doing is to make themselves out to be God…just as their father of lies, Satan.

        Yet I will close with a verse from the Holy Writ.

        Psalm 9:17 The wicked will be turned to hell, even the nations who forget the Lord God.

        Notice the passage does not refer only to one nation, its states nations….When a nation lives like Sodom, it will burn like Sodom.

        One more for you to chew on, to show the Lord God is the One who is sovereign over His creation…Notice the word “reign” is in the word Sove-Reign….

        Job 12:22-24
        New American Standard Bible

        20 He deprives the trusted ones of speech,
        And takes away the discernment of the elders.
        21 He pours contempt on nobles,
        And loosens the belt of the strong.
        22 He reveals mysteries from the darkness,
        And brings the deep darkness into light.
        23 He makes the nations great, then destroys them;
        He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
        24 He deprives the leaders of the earth’s people of intelligence
        And makes them wander in a pathless wasteland.

        Buckle up and get strapped in tight…its surely to be one “helluva” ride

      2. I told you to sell what you had and buy a sword. It is you who will make the difference. God can only help those with courage to help themselves otherwise God is there when you live the physical realm as his realm is spiritual. Stop thinking some supernatural being is going to stop corruption it is you who must stop it and they want you to think that way so they can continue to do it against you.

        • your comment is utter BS….just as the devil did…speaketh half truths…which is a full lie….not to mention, calling yourself Jesus…which is blasphemous…

          There is no where in the word of Holy Scripture that can back up your claim, “God helps those who help themselves”…in fact it speaks the complete opposite…Those who humble themselves will be raised up and the proud will be brought low…

          • I agree with what you say, those were my initial thoughts as well.

      3. OT…Republican senator Pat Toomey today:

        “There are people who think this is Monopoly money…but it’s not.”

        Uh…I beg to differ. It is created at the point of the bank loan same as Monopoly money. It even has the same colors as Monopoly money:

        $1 bill – white
        $5 bill – pink
        $10 bill – yellow
        $20 bill – green

        Are we being trolled by the US Treasury?

      4. Housebuilding in the modern way is a mass assembly, barely-skilled labor, and all the ones that broke, last winter, were made of garbage.

      Commenting Policy:

      Some comments on this web site are automatically moderated through our Spam protection systems. Please be patient if your comment isn’t immediately available. We’re not trying to censor you, the system just wants to make sure you’re not a robot posting random spam.

      This website thrives because of its community. While we support lively debates and understand that people get excited, frustrated or angry at times, we ask that the conversation remain civil. Racism, to include any religious affiliation, will not be tolerated on this site, including the disparagement of people in the comments section.