Dirty stuff went down:

📌Texas electricity ⚡️ power plants didn’t want absorb the cost of natural gas surge. So it cut the power.

📌Texas @ERCOT_ISO gets the rules changed so power company can price gouge consumers—

All while folks freeze & vaccines spoil.

#texaspoweroutage https://twitter.com/jmontforttx/status/1361703554789031937
2) A smaller grid allows them monopoly control of the local electricity market too. https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1361680242939752458
3) and failure to upgrade wind turbines with cold weather winterization package also pretty derelict. We have turbines on top of snow covered mountain tops and in the Arctic too, explained in the 🧵. https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1361626388550279169
4) And yes, the electric company basically let thousands of vaccines potentially spoil. https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1361453151094718466
5) This has hints of the old 2001 California electricity crisis in which “Energy traders took power plants offline for maintenance in days of peak demand to increase the price. Traders were thus able to sell power at prices, sometimes up to 20x normal”. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000%E2%80%9301_California_electricity_crisis
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