A major heat wave is causing record demand in Texas–Monday set a record of 66,867 MW, and Tuesday is expected to set another.
As a result, the grid operator is asking that people help avoid blackouts by reducing electricity usage between 3 and 7 PM.
May I suggest that solar could help with that? A tracking system would generate very well during that time slot, at a thirtieth of the cost.
What’s more expensive than solar? No solar.