• This is the end of ERCOT?!? So much humor on a cold day.

    ERCOT as an ISO told AEP to shed load ... it didn't tell AEP how to do that. AEP should be the target of woofwoof's rant.

    Even if it was possible, is AEP the one that decides that homes are going to be cut off from power for twice as long to keep the hospitals (and the urgent service part of the hospital have emergency generators) running? What about people who live at home depending on respirators? AEP made the simplest decision to deprive everyone equally.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
  • ERCOT has no control of a plant that goes down due to freezing weather. The state had over 8000 mw that were lost due to freezing issues. It is easy to sit back and complain, but if you don't know what you are talking about, then you should remain silent so that you don't make yourself look ignorant. If a pipe breaks at your home due to being frozen, even though you wrapped the pipes, then who are you going to blame, the water company ??

    February 3, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.
  • .....Citizens Medical Center and DeTar Hospital Navarro lost their power shortly after 9 a.m.....

    Unbelievable. This is the end of ERCOT. Rolling electrical outages when most homes and busineses are heated with natural gas and then they cut power at two large hospitals. Failed. Where are the citizens State Representatives who were sworn to protect the voters and not just their PAC's? More failure.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:12 a.m.