ERCOT Wants Us To DO What?!
Ah yes, ERCOT has been under fire all year long, and the hot mess is just getting hotter and hotter as the year progresses. The latest debacle comes as ERCOT has asked all of Texas to lower their thermostats to an outrageous and spicy hot 78 degrees.
I don't know about you, but that sure sounds like a high number. Probably because it is. Sitting in my home at 78 degrees does not sound comfortable. I need snowflakes blasting at me as soon as I open my front door. The days are hot in the summer, and when people get home, many of us expect to come home to a cool and refreshing place. There have already been many accounts and complaints of people sweating it out, and smart homes users are switching their controlled thermostats to, well, not so smart thermostats.
Texas Twitter is Clapping Back
It seems like just months ago, ERCOT told us the power grid couldn't handle the cold, but now it looks as if it can't take the heat either. With that being said, Twitter and tons of its users are clapping back, saying if you can't handle heat ERCOT, stay out of OUR kitchen.
Texans Are Riled Up
The response to the request earlier this month is hilarious, to say the least. There are tons of hysterical tweets. People are all riled up, as they should be. Times are tough, and Texas heat is even tougher. The sun is out like the Blades of Glory, and we are in the defense. Texans are telling it how it is and being straight-up real. These are pure gold. Check these 20 times Texas clapped back at ERCOT on Twitter, and let us know on social media if you can relate.
Turn up that thermostat, and it sure would be a lot cooler if you did. In fact, anything under 78 degrees would probably be a lot cooler in Texas.
Hey, you got to shut those lights on. Preservation baby is essential right now.
Sometimes, to get your point across you just have to serenade them with those vocal cords.
Oop. Call me crazy, but I don't think those were the blackouts ERCOT was talking about.
This may take more than a mathematical calculation.
Hey, if plankton has it figured it out, it must work, right? Wait a minute...
Hopefully, they are working on a solution harder than Patrick the Star *gulp*
Makes Me Wanna Do It More
Telling us not to do something just makes us want to do it even more.
Hmmm. This is a good one. Valid points all around.
Come on, we all collectively dare ya.
ERCOT is in for a world of pain if they plan on messing with any of these Twitter user's thermostats. PeriodT.
All we need is some picket signs and sharpies and we got ourselves a good ol protest.
I've heard about smart home thermostats adjusting themselves to high temperatures to save energy. However, I don't think this user will have to worry about all that.
Look, energy shortage or not, we got to have those phones charged.
Ha! This one is pure gold. This user is just letting it be known: ERCOT you have no control with this one.
Even Pooks had to get in on the action because well, the AUDACITY.
Here is a little guide. Ah yes, 85 sure does sound cozy.
Not even our coffee pot is safe from all of this. Either way, I am plugging it in, you don't want to see me without my caffeine.
Well, I hope you like your Hot Pockets with a cold center because from now on, you're going to need to heat them up on low power, kay thanks.
Yeah, that's gonna be a hard no from us over here, sorry pal.
This may have been from the February freeze but the idea is still the same. Oh who to blame for the summer wave of energy failure.