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Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency'

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  • Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency'

    Big brother is in control.

    Temperatures climbed into the 90s Tuesday, which is why Tony Talarico tried to crank up the air conditioning in his partner's Arvada home.

    "I mean, it was 90 out, and it was right during the peak period," Talarico said. "It was hot."

    That's when he saw a message on the thermostat stating the temperature was locked due to an "energy emergency."

    Now, that is unbelievable!!!

  • #2
    As Arnold Schwarzenegger said Cyberdyne takes over... And people want to give these devices more authority .


    • #3
      I am so glad I never updated...I still have my olde Mercury Thermostat....

      That is what Ishmaelites do...put us into bondage....put limits on us while getting us to pay the max for what we can have.

      Not an Ishmaelite.


      • #4
        AJ: Cyberdyne is cipher, here it means socialists, progressives, leftists and and communists.

        OT: My thermostat can't accessed via the internet. A lot of the "latest greatest" models allow you (and them) to check or change your thermostat via the internet. The way to avoid it is to buy a regular plain thermostat or even a programmable one. They are not only less expensive; they are secure.
        Another gift is from the power company that allows them to cut back your power during peak draw hours. To entice people into giving their permission to install it, there is a small discount.

        As the Xcel link broke or could have been deleted; here's another:
        Can California reliably power millions of additional electric vehicles, given the state's recent history of summer blackouts.

        Not only limit charging your EV also set your thermostat at 78 and more.

        Green isn't working; OTOH, who thought it could?


        • #5
          People are already converting back to biomass / wood heating in Europe, due to Uki Rus spate.


          • #6
            Weather forecasts for the upcoming winter are predicted to be colder than usual.

            Here's more on the failure of green energy in the US .
            Feb. 17 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Planned and unplanned electricity blackouts continue to affect millions of people and slam basic economic activity across the central North American continent, directly due to the years of implementation of the green energy policy of suppression of high-technology generation, and installation of so-called alternative wind and solar, low-tech swindles.

            This has put the issue front and center, that the green insanity must stop. For example, the Kansas Senate Utilities Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Thompson (R-Shawnee) said on Facebook this week, “Wind turbines are frozen up. Solar is useless. This is why the expansion of renewables is dangerous for us going forward. We are putting too much reliance on sources that cannot meet our needs, especially in times like this.” He also said that nuclear energy “should be in the mix.” In opposition, greenwashed lawmakers are going from mad to madder. They are using the disaster to say there must be more and more coordinated low-tech energy, e.g.,. Kansas state Rep. Drandon Woodard (D-Lenexa) tweeted during this week’s emergency, “Long term: we MUST address an energy plan for the State of Kansas to encourage power storage, microgrids, and a move to renewable energy sources....”

            Simply said green has proven to be a miserable failure.


            • #7
              Please explain to me why some one would want to live in California?


              • #8
                I'm not sure? The "unhomed" maybe, but now with the governor they have U-HAUL can't keep enough vehicles in state. IMO between the climate demands, water shortages, electrical issues, the governors demands, illegal migrants, taxation, 2A regulations, to name a few. You wouldn't catch me living there.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Garand View Post
                  Please explain to me why some one would want to live in California?
                  The same as NYC, California salaries are way higher than most places and what most don't realize the cost of living is just as high.
                  My daughter graduated HS in 1993. Her best friend's father lived in or close to NYC in an over $600K condo. Her best friend's brother made $140K installing carpet. After she returned her eyes where opened. A nicer condo in NC was about $100K and the brother paid $1800 per month for off street parking.

                  I see their point. I took a position in Michigan in 1990, I moved back South in 1992. Michigan's firearm's laws were draconic. The taxes were insanely high.
                  I went shooting with 2 guys from work. I said y'all are the first people I've met here that enjoy shooting paper. Glenn answered sounds as if we are the two first native Michiganders you've met.
                  California, Michigan, Maryland, upstate NY and other States all have something in common; they lost their State to those who moved there.


                  • #10
                    Once great now in a state of decline from grace!


                    • #11
                      Meanwhile, other States get in line to join them.
                      As Forrest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does."