Posts Tagged ‘electric grid’

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

WH Auden

Jazz Show last week gave us warning that in part of the west they should expect rolling blackouts:

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has released its latest reliability assessment for the summer of 2022 and, to put it mildly, the news is not good. In far too many states, the power grid is already nearly at full capacity, and in the next few months, that capacity will be exceeded. This isn’t a question of “if” or really even “when.” It’s just a fact. Industry experts know this and have been trying to sound the alarm for several years. 

So what’s the solution I wonder? Well the left coast (via Don Surber) has it. Blow up the Dams!

“The first of four aging dams on the Klamath River, the 250-mile waterway that originates in southern Oregon’s towering Cascades and empties along the rugged Northern California coast, is on track to come down in fall 2023. Two others nearby and one across the state line will follow.

“The nearly half-billion dollars needed for the joint state, tribal and corporate undertaking has been secured. The demolition plans are drafted. The contractor is in place. Final approval could come by December.”

A state that faces rolling blackouts in the summer and water shortages year-round is blowing up its hydroelectric dams.

So you are having shortages of water and we have the threat of blackouts in the west and their solution is to BLOW UP FRIGGEN DAMS!?!

Well I guess this is the type of plan you get when you’re neglecting math, science and engineering for gender both in government and education.

How are you going to power up all those green cars without energy?

Someone needs to teach these people that electricity doesn’t come from plugs and water doesn’t come from taps.

But when they’re burning wood and using candles to keep warm and to generate light they’ll figure it out, maybe.