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Another day, another peak

Another day and another peak load record expected today. The wind forecast shows less than 8k MWs available (out of about 39k MWs installed) during the peak of the day. ERCOT "Wholesale" prices will have another day of very high prices (above $1000/MW).

As a result, the suppliers have either stopped offering plans and/or dramatically raised the "Retail" rates we pay at our homes and businesses.

The wind is underperforming, there are lots of thermal plant outages, the load is smashing records, and the resultant wholesale prices are very high.

Ouch on these prices...

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