Out of the Blue

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Re: Those bootstraps ain't gonna lick themselves
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 09:59:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 04:47:

A decade of low cost power savings wiped out in 32 hours. Crazy. You didn't get hit did you? BoP? Someone else lives in TX, I forget.
It didn't affect me and i seriously doubt BoP would sign up for such a scheme.
As for those that did i remind them of this oldie but goodie "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is."

Waiting for the inevitable comment from politicians: "Texans would rather pay a $10,000 power bill than have the Federal Government messing in their electricity."
I would expect the AG to say those exact words.
What I would like to know and haven't seen in any of the articles I read on this subject is how much did people save prior to the storm via this pay the wholesale price deal? The only mentions I've read to this point have been non-specific and at least partially contradictory. If over ten years those people paid the same amount which others using standard power rates paid for one year of power. Well, my sympathy for their plight is going to be reduced by about nine tenths.

That said, as I have previously commented -- it never should have been allowed. But the politicians (and their close friends the power lobbyists) wanted deregulation. As I like to say, "TOYOTA! You asked for it, you got it!" I have little doubt many (if not most) of the people didn't sufficiently understand the risk. They simply signed up for the lowest rate they could get.

This comment was edited on Mar 9, 2021, 11:22.
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