Council member Delia Jasso is officially disturbed by ERCOT’s charts, particularly the bar graph showing a big gray empty space between the reserve margin we need to make sure the lights stay on during hot summer afternoons and the colored part that indicates how much generation capacity we’ll actually have in 2014. Hint: The two aren’t even close to meeting.
“When you look at this chart, you have to gasp,” Jasso said during Wednesday’s council briefing on keeping our lights on. “In two years we have this gray spot with no electricity.”
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