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Jarvis Buckley

I believe all nursing homes should have automatic generators that kick on when power goes out.

Gary Miller

Makes sense Jarvis. All it would require is an intelligent bureaucracy ordering it. Creating an intelligent bureaucracy might be harder than solving the problem.

Gerhard Meinecke

And it would be met by opposition by the small government and de-regulation advocates...like:?

Lena Gilley

I like Galveston Mayor Brown! Think he did a good job, during Freeze! He seemed the only mayor who was vocal on the gravity of the situation! Never heard a word out of league city mayor! Or any others in area! Mayor Brown cares about his residents! Keep up the Great work!

Carlos Ponce

A nursing home having a backup generator is a selling point when choosing such a facility. Now, check with your loved one to see if it actually worked.

Gary Miller

Son in law had a Generac installed last hurricane season. Didn't know power was shut down in his area.Some people had solar panels installed in case hurricanes knocked grid off. Oops ice, sleet, and snow shut down their solar panels.

Ted Gillis

Electrical utility companies failed to order enough natural gas deliveries for this winter event causing their plants to shut down, and the grid to fail. All of the windmill generators in South Texas are still on line though. Oops!

Lena Gilley

Governor Abbott, says he has scheduled a emergency session to get to bottom of this! Little late for this Governor Abbott! Should have been addressed years ago! ERCOT is a bunch of useless greedy fat cats! Who don’t care! What about today! I probably wont be around in 30 or 40 years! When this happens! Again! Just a bunch of crooked polticians in Austin.

Gary Miller

Another shortage was caused by ice, sleet or snow stopping production by locally owned solar panels on homes. These home owners were counted by ERCOT estimates of available generating. Those home owners are now depending on the grid.

Gerhard Meinecke

Most of the crisis stemmed from inadequate winterizing of gas wells and gas and coal and nuclearbfueled generating stations plus lack of de-icing equipment on wind turbines.

Mary Ann Whisenhunt

Yep!

Gerhard Meinecke

Wind Turbines actually exceeded the forecast they had submitted to ERCOT. Lack of winterizing of wells an generator plants was the main culprit. Likely because of years of lack of inspection which this year is of course blamed on Covid-19. How infectious is the equipment?? Problem lies with State agencies being staffed with Industry by legislator cronies, ergo low consumer advocacy.

Jarvis Buckley

City of Galveston needs to be checking on retired folks . Through out the city, but especially on the West End. Many trapped in their homes . No heat or water. Come on Galveston. Your better than this!!

Gerhard Meinecke

Some people are too busy writing opinions at the expense of researching facts.

Gerhard Meinecke

There's an easy solution. Be good parents and go with kids to the tropics when it's cold.

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