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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:51 PM

Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis

Source: AP

AUSTIN The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was urgently needed as the state's grid reached the breaking point, the head of a major energy corporation said Thursday.

Curtis Morgan, the CEO of Vistra Corp., told lawmakers at the outset of a public hearing on one of the worst blackouts in U.S. history that when officials from his company called utility providers, they were told they weren't a priority.

"How can a power plant be at the bottom of the list of priorities?" Morgan said.

"You-know-what hit the fan, and everybody's going, 'You're turning off my power plant?'" he said.

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Reply Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 25 OP
soothsayer Feb 25 #1
riversedge Feb 25 #4
ananda Feb 25 #2
Montauk6 Feb 25 #3
Grokenstein Feb 25 #5
mackdaddy Feb 25 #6
catrose Feb 25 #7
Martin68 Feb 26 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:55 PM

1. Who's in charge here, DeJoy?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:05 PM

4. good one!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 08:50 PM

2. Geezus, it just keeps getting worse.

Corruption, thy name is the Texas GQP.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 08:56 PM

3. Hearings Time?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:23 PM

5. First, sucker people into a system based on demand pricing.

Then, when shit goes down, MILK THAT COW WITH BOTH HANDS.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

6. The ghost of Enron.

Look how much money they made by shutting down a few power plants.....

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:38 PM

7. Been singing a song by a local musician:

Who cooked the books and left us all to pay the bills?
It's Enron, ron, yeah, it's Enron, ron.
And so on

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:42 AM

8. Sounds like a power play (if you'll excuse the expression).

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