Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Does the Texas Interconnection set a good example for the rest of the nation on power grid management?
Vox has a short promotional film (2 minutes), sponsored by J. P. Morgan Chase as an advertorial, about the Texas Interconnection, its own power grid. The development of the grid follows the state’s own history of independence.
It is economically less dependent on cross-state-line sales and may be more resilient from solar storms or enemy attack (whether cyber or EMP) than the other two major grids. It’s structure could be challenged by the addition of more solar energy.
I had two job interviews with Texas utilities in the late 1980s when I was living in Dallas.