The Tennessee Valley Authority called for temporary energy load reductions, or rolling blackouts as some call them, to stabilize the regional power grid for the first time in its 89-year history amid subzero temperatures Friday morning.
TVA Chief Operating Officer Don Moul told The Tennessean Friday the power operator had to reduce strain on its grid as demand for energy ran nearly 35% higher than expected on a normal winter day, while at the same time a few of its coal and gas energy facilities were down because of the freezing temperatures.
Obviously, this is sort of a “big first” for TVA. But the question is going to be how we propose to fix the system in a way they do not have to do rolling blackouts again or at least keep them to a excruciating minimum. This is when we need to make sure the Green Movement stays the fuck out of the planning, or we are going to be spending millions in solar cell farms and windmills that could not get enough power in winter to charge a cell phone with the unfortunate consequence of not rolling blackouts but full-fledged collapses of power generation.
I believe I will be investing in a dual fuel, electric start generator. Some 10KW should do it.