You have to look at it in a holistic approach. Those states that are lacking are subsidized or supported by the surrounding grinds. What happens when those grids can no longer self sustain? Its going to be utter chaos because there is not any on going improvement or upgrades being made for any of the grids.Not a problem in some states.
We're one of them. We generate 57-58% of our electricity by wind, they say the total by "renewables" is 59% because they are expanding wind and solar here. We have sold excess power to other states for about 15 years.
We also have some of the lowest rates in the country.
I know and understand that some places will really suffer, some already are, some will be ok for a while, some for not very long, and some for a long time.
We'll be fine. Our electric company is very forward thinking and has been looking to the future for a long time.
They installed devices to cycle home AC in peak use and give credit for allowing that device at your home - and I think they've used it once in the last 10 years. I can't recall the last time we noticed the AC being cycled by them.
The Hawkeye state is the largest producer of renewable energy, with 59.5% of its power generated by homegrown renewable energy sources. Being number one in the nation for the state's share of electricity generated by renewables, we capitalize on this achievement by continuing to modernize Iowa’s transmission grid. Bolstering transmission infrastructure will increase resiliency during severe storms. A stronger grid can also carry energy farther during peak loads and create efficiency to ensure electric consumers can access the lowest-cost energy available. The cost of transmission investments will be returned to customers in lower-cost energy and operational savings.
Iowa can be proud of its energy independence. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Iowa has generated more energy each year than the state has consumed since 2008. This means the excess power is exported and sold to other states through the regional grid while creating energy cost benefits for Iowa’s electric customers — Iowa reaps the benefits of renewable energy while also helping out our neighboring states. Upgrading and expanding transmission not only strengthens Iowa's ability to keep the lights on, it also provides an opportunity to sell our excess power to neighboring states when they aren’t producing enough to meet their needs.
Simply put, its a hot fuckin mess that's in the works of failing as a whole. Its going to be the snowball effect or dominos. Everyone has their head in the sand because they believe the BS that's being fed to us.......this is all fact and I cannot expand upon with out going into the secret spooky world I have operated in for the last 25 years for DoD.
Everyone can live in disbelieve and think I'm spitting BS. That's fine, I'm prepared, aware and educated on the situation. This is not a toilet paper or egg shortage.........its going to impact everything