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1/ Many have reported on the price spike in Texas amid this week’s #heatwave, causing @ERCOT_ISO to issue an emergency alert. Several stories have pointed to the role of wind power in the #ERCOT system. But that’s not the whole story, according to experts I’ve spoken to.
2/ Articles like this one from Bloomberg put the blame on #wind and the diversifying energy mix in Texas, as coal plants close: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
3/ But #fossilfuels bear as much or more of the blame. Outages at gas-fired power plants have taken nearly 1.5 gigawatts offline in Texas in the last day (900 MW steam).

So you can’t just blame #wind for the fact that @ERCOT_ISO prices are now reaching $9,000 🔥
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