I had a conference call with a colleague who lives in Dripping Springs, near Austin, on Friday on a Archived Message
Posted by ATL on February 20, 2021, 18:58:11, in reply to "Expect there to be a huge amount of solar energy installers flooding Texas soon?"
Q she had for me. ATLCo has been working to contact and send supplies/provide hotel rooms to our employees down there, and took that opportunity to see if she needed anything. She was OK for power and heat due to their having a propane generator. But they had no water because their pipes froze (I guess they have a rainwater collection and purification system?). |
She said she was probably going to look into solar because there's obviously a chance the propane could run out too, and their coldest days were sunny. So that's a data point.
On my system, I sent the last of the "I owe" documents to Tesla on around Feb. 12. Tesla said it would take between 1 and 5 weeks for permitting depending on my locality. There are three permits that would be needed, potentially. First is the construction permit. Second is the HOA approval, if applicable. Since my township is a bunch of nosy, NIMBY types, I expect it to be a 4-5 week period. Talked to my HOA president and he agreed with me that there's no HOA problem with the system, so it's all about getting the building permits.
Third permit is the permit to operate a generation system and connect it to the grid from our utility. Those were the last several documents I signed, applying to become a power generator and use net metering to be able to sell into the grid.
When is your solar install scheduled?
Rates in Texas jumped from $50 to $9,000 per Megawatt in some instances as demand soared during the energy crisis, according to WFAA.
Dallas resident Ty Williams’ bill spiked from $600 last month to almost $17,000 so far this month, he told news station.
“How in the world can anyone pay that?” said Williams, who got his bill from the energy company Griddy.
I mean....$600 is three times higher than my most expensive electric bill from 2020.
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- Texas Energy Market: The $200K bills were a hoax but the $20K bills are real - ATL February 20, 2021, 14:07:29
- Griddy better lawyer up - ATL February 26, 2021, 6:46:36
- WSJ: Texas's energy market is a mess - ATL February 24, 2021, 19:49:47
- LOL - looks like Ted "Take me on a Caribbean" Cruz is mad at the people who leaked his wife's - ATL February 23, 2021, 8:20:03
- Huh.... - ATL February 23, 2021, 10:39:32
- Glad nobody called his wife a dog-faced dog.* - Warrin'_Illini February 23, 2021, 10:14:03
- "Don't be an asshole" on a podcast that's name mocks the death of a justice* - CanHartlebHireSnider February 23, 2021, 9:27:38
- I'm more concerned about who leaked his united flight information - Dilbert February 23, 2021, 8:43:30
- ####ing apply that advice the other way, Ted - Sammich February 23, 2021, 8:33:17
- I mean I’d be pissed if my friends leaked my texts too - snipes824 February 23, 2021, 8:24:06
- Sounds like their "friends" don't really like them all that much* - HamptonSki February 23, 2021, 8:21:56
- Giving retail customers direct access to wholesale market ends in disaster, part 32 - londoner February 22, 2021, 1:45:05
- As winter relinquishes its icy grip, socialism takes hold in Texas - ATL February 21, 2021, 20:51:35
- Oh Facebook rubes, never change - ATL February 21, 2021, 19:57:19
- Ugh - ATL February 20, 2021, 17:22:30
- Penny wise, pound foolish* - ghost_of_clt February 20, 2021, 15:04:18
- maybe they shouldn’t have spent all their money on fancy lattes and avocado toast - biclops February 20, 2021, 14:32:11
- A small price to pay to own libs!!* - shua February 20, 2021, 14:28:30
- lol at naming the company Griddy* - ECEIllinois February 20, 2021, 14:14:17
- Expect there to be a huge amount of solar energy installers flooding Texas soon? - CubsWonWorldSeries February 20, 2021, 14:13:45
- I had a conference call with a colleague who lives in Dripping Springs, near Austin, on Friday on a - ATL February 20, 2021, 18:58:11