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  • Greg Tinkler
    Hello Ralph, And if they all had geothermal, conservation wouldn t be an issue Sent from my Cell Phone ... This email is for the use of the intended
    Message 1 of 14 , Feb 4, 2011
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      Hello Ralph, 

      And if they all had geothermal, conservation wouldn't be an issue

      Sent from my Cell Phone

      On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:00 PM, "Ralph Parrott" <rwpjr13@...> wrote:

       

      Well stated Jim.

      Ralph Parrott
      Alternative Power Solutions
      (713) 595 6375 Off
      (281) 455 9083 Cell


      On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Jim Brannen <jim.brannen@...> wrote:

       

      This weeks rolling blackout is a perfect example of why ERCOT and the Investor Owned Utilities should be facilitating more Distributed Generation. My understanding is that they were about 4000MW short. There are millions of Texas consumers that could easily have 3kw solar p/v or small wind installations. These systems would seldom put power back on the grid, but greatly contribute to lighten the required demand. With the Texas legislature in session this is a wonderful moment to make the point to the PUC, ERCOT and our elected officials. With the budget crisis it is important to note, we are not looking for subsidies from the state, just that they facilitate distributed generation interconnection and some assistance from the utilities and Texas Rural Coops.
       
      Jim Brannen
      Southwest Windpower
      On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM, <alammey@...> wrote:
       

      To everyone living in Texas from Dallas to Galveston: The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging all consumers who can reduce their energy consumption to do so at this time. Severe weather has led to the loss of more than 50 power generation facilities - more than 7,000 Megawatts, and additional units are continuing to trip offline due to the extreme cold temperatures. ERCOT Grid Operations has asked the utilities/transmission providers to implement rotating outages until the load is reduced through conservation and restoration of generation units. Conservation is very critical at this time to reduce the load on the system. One megawatt is roughly enough electricity to power 200 homes. Its really just as simple as turning off lights, waiting to do laundry, powering down any electronics or products that don't need to be on at this time. Please spread the word.
       
      Regards,


      Alan M. Lammey
      Energy Analyst & Consultant
      Host of the 'Energy Week' Radio Program
      Website: www.TexasEnergyAnalyst.com
      Ph: 281-658-0395
       




      --
      Jim Brannen
      Market Development Manager, TEXAS
      Southwest Windpower
      Tel 832-289-1637
      jim.brannen@...
      www.windenergy.com



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    • Tyra Rankin
      Good comment, Bill. Tyra _____ From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William & Cynthia Stange Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011
      Message 2 of 14 , Feb 5, 2011
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        Good comment, Bill.

        Tyra

         


        From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of William & Cynthia Stange
        Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 6:55 PM
        To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [hreg] State of Texas need residents help with power conservation efforts immediately

         

         

        I am a very practical man, more than that most of these things are common sense issues.This should be a multi-pronged approach: 

        1) Efficiency rating for all electrical items, appliances, lighting and heating. There are already some good efficiency results but we need to go further. This is why efficiently insulated and passive-used elements in our homes and business are so important.

        2) Coops of RE power is exactly what could have helped. Solar PV, Solar thermal, CSP and wind energies are kind of like a "duh" nowadays and we SHOULD call Austin and bring this home. It is applicable at so many levels.

        3) An energy policy (yeah right!) what is saving on electricity for one busines is not for another. In that, there should be a "level" like there was today for emergency readiness, there should be for essential electrical use protocol.

         

         Our country has never (thank god) been in a losing or devastating war that has caused us to ever have lived WITHOUT anything! We have no prior knowledge, experience or history of ever having to do with LESS in this country. Therefore we have way different levels of what is efficient or doing with less which is not calibrated. It is quite the contrary now we live to excesses and are about to have a giant wake up call. If this winter storm caused this much craziness in the electrical grid we are in deep poopie.

         Supplemental wood heat, steam and even passive solar has its place here in our everyday life.

         The driving (vehicles) part may be one of the leading causes in this"can't happen to us" scenario. I don't care where you are from in the USA it is very difficult to drive on ice, snow is very different but ice is treacherous. Studded snow tires are the only thing I've ever seen (from the passenger seat) that can handle that part of natures humor. I watched so many people absolutely oblivious to frozen bridges, overpasses and/or anything elevated today. People should be cited and ticketed for driving while "stupid!"\

        BTW- Australia survived Typhoon Tashi with 186 mile -an-hour winds, hmmm, wonder what our hurricane season gonna shape up to?

        Bill 

         


        From: Eileen Nehiley <enehiley@...>
        To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Fri, February 4, 2011 8:36:19 AM
        Subject: Re: [hreg] State of Texas need residents help with power conservation efforts immediately

         

        Some change is in order.

        Drove on 290 last night - a day after I was without power for 9 hours  . . . only to see all the usual lighting from every business. So who exactly is supposed to respond to the request to reduce electric usage?! The businesses clearly don't. Every business is lit up with a huge sign advertising . . . This wasn't an emergency enough to turn them off.  

        So B of A, Compass Bank, etc . . their signs use power & then I have no heat at night for 9 hours.

         

        Eileen

         

        On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Jim Brannen wrote:



         

         

        This weeks rolling blackout is a perfect example of why ERCOT and the Investor Owned Utilities should be facilitating more Distributed Generation. My understanding is that they were about 4000MW short. There are millions of Texas consumers that could easily have 3kw solar p/v or small wind installations. These systems would seldom put power back on the grid, but greatly contribute to lighten the required demand. With the Texas legislature in session this is a wonderful moment to make the point to the PUC, ERCOT and our elected officials. With the budget crisis it is important to note, we are not looking for subsidies from the state, just that they facilitate distributed generation interconnection and some assistance from the utilities and Texas Rural Coops.

         

        Jim Brannen

        Southwest Windpower

        On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM, <alammey@...> wrote:

         

         

        To everyone living in Texas from Dallas to Galveston : The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging all consumers who can reduce their energy consumption to do so at this time. Severe weather has led to the loss of more than 50 power generation facilities - more than 7,000 Megawatts, and additional units are continuing to trip offline due to the extreme cold temperatures. ERCOT Grid Operations has asked the utilities/transmission providers to implement rotating outages until the load is reduced through conservation and restoration of generation units. Conservation is very critical at this time to reduce the load on the system. One megawatt is roughly enough electricity to power 200 homes. Its really just as simple as turning off lights, waiting to do laundry, powering down any electronics or products that don't need to be on at this time. Please spread the word.

         

        Regards,

         

         

        Alan M. Lammey
        Energy Analyst & Consultant

        Host of the 'Energy Week' Radio Program
        Website: www.TexasEnergyAnalyst.com
        Ph: 281-658-0395

         

         

         

         




        --
        Jim Brannen
        Market Development Manager, TEXAS
        Southwest Windpower
        Tel 832-289-1637
        jim.brannen@...
        www.windenergy.com

         

         

      • Eileen Nehiley
        Yes, yes, & yes. A protocol for what is essential & what is needed. As a nation our perspective on this is skewed as you said. Many in our country are doing
        Message 3 of 14 , Feb 5, 2011
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          Yes, yes, & yes. 

          A protocol for what is essential & what is needed. As a nation our perspective on this is skewed as you said. 
          Many in our country are doing without a lot due to the economy, yet the concept of what is essential is still perspective. 
          I teach high school & the young have grown up with cell phones, cable, VCR, DVD, microwave, multiple TVs, cordless phones, computers, mp3 . . . all things we didn't have 30 years ago that are plugged in. 
          The electrical wiring in my 1973 house can't handle Christmas lights,  a couple of computers & a TV. Easy fix; turn some things off. 
          Back up to keep the heat inside my house would be a good idea. Haven't researched it to know the cost.

          Eileen

          On Feb 4, 2011, at 6:55 PM, William & Cynthia Stange wrote:

           

          I am a very practical man, more than that most of these things are common sense issues.This should be a multi-pronged approach: 
          1) Efficiency rating for all electrical items, appliances, lighting and heating. There are already some good efficiency results but we need to go further. This is why efficiently insulated and passive-used elements in our homes and business are so important.
          2) Coops of RE power is exactly what could have helped. Solar PV, Solar thermal, CSP and wind energies are kind of like a "duh" nowadays and we SHOULD call Austin and bring this home. It is applicable at so many levels.
          3) An energy policy (yeah right!) what is saving on electricity for one busines is not for another. In that, there should be a "level" like there was today for emergency readiness, there should be for essential electrical use protocol.

           Our country has never (thank god) been in a losing or devastating war that has caused us to ever have lived WITHOUT anything! We have no prior knowledge, experience or history of ever having to do with LESS in this country. Therefore we have way different levels of what is efficient or doing with less which is not calibrated. It is quite the contrary now we live to excesses and are about to have a giant wake up call. If this winter storm caused this much craziness in the electrical grid we are in deep poopie.
           Supplemental wood heat, steam and even passive solar has its place here in our everyday life.
           The driving (vehicles) part may be one of the leading causes in this"can't happen to us" scenario. I don't care where you are from in the USA it is very difficult to drive on ice, snow is very different but ice is treacherous. Studded snow tires are the only thing I've ever seen (from the passenger seat) that can handle that part of natures humor. I watched so many people absolutely oblivious to frozen bridges, overpasses and/or anything elevated today. People should be cited and ticketed for driving while "stupid!"\
          BTW- Australia survived Typhoon Tashi with 186 mile -an-hour winds, hmmm, wonder what our hurricane season gonna shape up to?
          Bill 


          From: Eileen Nehiley <enehiley@...>
          To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Fri, February 4, 2011 8:36:19 AM
          Subject: Re: [hreg] State of Texas need residents help with power conservation efforts immediately

           

          Some change is in order.

          Drove on 290 last night - a day after I was without power for 9 hours  . . . only to see all the usual lighting from every business. So who exactly is supposed to respond to the request to reduce electric usage?! The businesses clearly don't. Every business is lit up with a huge sign advertising . . . This wasn't an emergency enough to turn them off.  
          So B of A, Compass Bank, etc . . their signs use power & then I have no heat at night for 9 hours.

          Eileen

          On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Jim Brannen wrote:

           

          This weeks rolling blackout is a perfect example of why ERCOT and the Investor Owned Utilities should be facilitating more Distributed Generation. My understanding is that they were about 4000MW short. There are millions of Texas consumers that could easily have 3kw solar p/v or small wind installations. These systems would seldom put power back on the grid, but greatly contribute to lighten the required demand. With the Texas legislature in session this is a wonderful moment to make the point to the PUC, ERCOT and our elected officials. With the budget crisis it is important to note, we are not looking for subsidies from the state, just that they facilitate distributed generation interconnection and some assistance from the utilities and Texas Rural Coops.
           
          Jim Brannen
          Southwest Windpower
          On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM, <alammey@...> wrote:
           

          To everyone living in Texas from Dallas to Galveston: The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging all consumers who can reduce their energy consumption to do so at this time. Severe weather has led to the loss of more than 50 power generation facilities - more than 7,000 Megawatts, and additional units are continuing to trip offline due to the extreme cold temperatures. ERCOT Grid Operations has asked the utilities/transmission providers to implement rotating outages until the load is reduced through conservation and restoration of generation units. Conservation is very critical at this time to reduce the load on the system. One megawatt is roughly enough electricity to power 200 homes. Its really just as simple as turning off lights, waiting to do laundry, powering down any electronics or products that don't need to be on at this time. Please spread the word.
           
          Regards,


          Alan M. Lammey
          Energy Analyst & Consultant
          Host of the 'Energy Week' Radio Program
          Website: www.TexasEnergyAnalyst.com
          Ph: 281-658-0395
           






          --
          Jim Brannen
          Market Development Manager, TEXAS
          Southwest Windpower
          Tel 832-289-1637
          jim.brannen@...
          www.windenergy.com






        • Ralph Parrott
          For sure one of many ways to reduce our energy consumption. Ralph Parrott Alternative Power Solutions WWW.apowersolutions.com (713) 595 6375 Off (281) 455 9083
          Message 4 of 14 , Feb 5, 2011
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            For sure one of many ways to reduce our energy consumption. 

            Ralph Parrott
            Alternative Power Solutions
            (713) 595 6375 Off
            (281) 455 9083 Cell


            On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:07 PM, "Greg Tinkler" <gtinkler@...> wrote:

             

            Hello Ralph, 

            And if they all had geothermal, conservation wouldn't be an issue

            Sent from my Cell Phone

            On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:00 PM, "Ralph Parrott" <rwpjr13@...> wrote:

             

            Well stated Jim.

            Ralph Parrott
            Alternative Power Solutions
            (713) 595 6375 Off
            (281) 455 9083 Cell


            On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Jim Brannen <jim.brannen@...> wrote:

             

            This weeks rolling blackout is a perfect example of why ERCOT and the Investor Owned Utilities should be facilitating more Distributed Generation. My understanding is that they were about 4000MW short. There are millions of Texas consumers that could easily have 3kw solar p/v or small wind installations. These systems would seldom put power back on the grid, but greatly contribute to lighten the required demand. With the Texas legislature in session this is a wonderful moment to make the point to the PUC, ERCOT and our elected officials. With the budget crisis it is important to note, we are not looking for subsidies from the state, just that they facilitate distributed generation interconnection and some assistance from the utilities and Texas Rural Coops.
             
            Jim Brannen
            Southwest Windpower
            On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM, <alammey@...> wrote:
             

            To everyone living in Texas from Dallas to Galveston: The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging all consumers who can reduce their energy consumption to do so at this time. Severe weather has led to the loss of more than 50 power generation facilities - more than 7,000 Megawatts, and additional units are continuing to trip offline due to the extreme cold temperatures. ERCOT Grid Operations has asked the utilities/transmission providers to implement rotating outages until the load is reduced through conservation and restoration of generation units. Conservation is very critical at this time to reduce the load on the system. One megawatt is roughly enough electricity to power 200 homes. Its really just as simple as turning off lights, waiting to do laundry, powering down any electronics or products that don't need to be on at this time. Please spread the word.
             
            Regards,


            Alan M. Lammey
            Energy Analyst & Consultant
            Host of the 'Energy Week' Radio Program
            Website: www.TexasEnergyAnalyst.com
            Ph: 281-658-0395
             




            --
            Jim Brannen
            Market Development Manager, TEXAS
            Southwest Windpower
            Tel 832-289-1637
            jim.brannen@...
            www.windenergy.com



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          • deb lombard
            ... From: Ralph Parrott Subject: Re: [hreg] State of Texas need residents help with power conservation efforts immediately To:
            Message 5 of 14 , Feb 5, 2011
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              --- On Sat, 2/5/11, Ralph Parrott <rwpjr13@...> wrote:

              From: Ralph Parrott <rwpjr13@...>
              Subject: Re: [hreg] State of Texas need residents help with power conservation efforts immediately
              To: "hreg@yahoogroups.com" <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
              Cc: "<hreg@yahoogroups.com>" <hreg@yahoogroups.com>, "Parrott Ralph" <ralph.parrott@...>
              Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 5:36 PM

               
              For sure one of many ways to reduce our energy consumption. 

              Ralph Parrott
              Alternative Power Solutions
              (713) 595 6375 Off
              (281) 455 9083 Cell


              On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:07 PM, "Greg Tinkler" <gtinkler@...> wrote:

               
              Hello Ralph, 

              And if they all had geothermal, conservation wouldn't be an issue

              Sent from my Cell Phone

              On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:00 PM, "Ralph Parrott" <rwpjr13@...> wrote:

               
              Well stated Jim.

              Ralph Parrott
              Alternative Power Solutions
              (713) 595 6375 Off
              (281) 455 9083 Cell


              On Feb 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Jim Brannen <jim.brannen@...> wrote:

               
              This weeks rolling blackout is a perfect example of why ERCOT and the Investor Owned Utilities should be facilitating more Distributed Generation. My understanding is that they were about 4000MW short. There are millions of Texas consumers that could easily have 3kw solar p/v or small wind installations. These systems would seldom put power back on the grid, but greatly contribute to lighten the required demand. With the Texas legislature in session this is a wonderful moment to make the point to the PUC, ERCOT and our elected officials. With the budget crisis it is important to note, we are not looking for subsidies from the state, just that they facilitate distributed generation interconnection and some assistance from the utilities and Texas Rural Coops.
               
              Jim Brannen
              Southwest Windpower
              On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM, <alammey@...> wrote:
               
              To everyone living in Texas from Dallas to Galveston: The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging all consumers who can reduce their energy consumption to do so at this time. Severe weather has led to the loss of more than 50 power generation facilities - more than 7,000 Megawatts, and additional units are continuing to trip offline due to the extreme cold temperatures. ERCOT Grid Operations has asked the utilities/transmission providers to implement rotating outages until the load is reduced through conservation and restoration of generation units. Conservation is very critical at this time to reduce the load on the system. One megawatt is roughly enough electricity to power 200 homes. Its really just as simple as turning off lights, waiting to do laundry, powering down any electronics or products that don't need to be on at this time. Please spread the word.
               
              Regards,


              Alan M. Lammey
              Energy Analyst & Consultant
              Host of the 'Energy Week' Radio Program
              Website: www.TexasEnergyAnalyst.com
              Ph: 281-658-0395
               




              --
              Jim Brannen
              Market Development Manager, TEXAS
              Southwest Windpower
              Tel 832-289-1637
              jim.brannen@...
              www.windenergy.com



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