After the big Freeze of 2015 several recommendations were made, were they followed, and were they effective?
Where are you Boring108?
I live in Calgary, so I could say something silly about the big freezes we get here - gee it seems to happen every year, you know…
How is it affecting you, wherever you are?
It is colder than usual, but we are in a drought, so the snow is welcome.
I can say we did see a larger Winter peak on the grid, but less than our Summer peak. Besides our peaking plants tend to have a higher output in the Winter.
I did not ask what our fuel/plant mix was, but I do know our combined cycle plant was on, which uses gas.
I do know several of out hydro plants were out, as usual, because of the frozen lakes. But those are small units.
I don’t want to say where I am, but I am more North and West of Texas.
I don’t see how solar would work with snow on the panels.