Since May 12, 1998
ERCOT - 2019 Reports and Presentations http://www.ercot.com/news/presentations
Categories and reports at the above website include:
0 ERCOT Overview - 2018 State of the Grid Report (Apr 16, 2019 pdf 1.4 MB) www.ercot.com/content/wcm/lists/172484/ERCOT_2018_State_of_the_Grid_Report.pdf - ERCOT Quick Facts (Aug 13, 2019 pdf 208.7 KB) www.ercot.com/content/wcm/lists/172484/ERCOT_Quick_Facts_8.13.19.pdf - ERCOT Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (Dec 13, 2018 pdf 1.1 MB) www.ercot.com/content/wcm/lists/144926/ERCOT_Strategic_Plan_2019-2023.pdf o Operations and System Planning - 2019 Demand and Energy Report, Monthly report on demand and energy use in the ERCOT region (Aug 07, 2019 xlsx 69.9 KB) - 2018 ERCOT Report on Existing and Potential Electric System Constraints and Needs (Dec 21, 2018 pdf 2.9 MB) - 2018 Long-Term System Assessment for the ERCOT Region (Dec 21, 2018 pdf 1.5 MB) - 2018 Regional Transmission Plan (Jan 02, 2019 zip 1.2 MB) - Review of Summer 2018 ERCOT Market Performance (Sep 24, 2018 pdf 1019.1 KB) - Summary of ERCOT Market Performance for Summer 2018 (Sep 24, 2018 pdf 229.7 KB) - Energy by Fuel Type 2002-2018 Shows electricity consumption by fuel type by month (Mar 12, 2019 xls 383.5 KB) - Fuel Mix Report: 2019 Reports actual generation by fuel type for each 15-minute settlement interval, as well as totals by month and year-to-date. (Aug 07, 2019 xlsx 1.5 MB) - Fuel Mix Report: 2007 - 2018 Reports actual generation by fuel type for each 15-minute settlement interval, as well as totals by month and year-to-date. (May 15, 2019 zip 30.9 MB) 0 Governance and Oversight - 2018 ERCOT Financial Statements Audited financial statements of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (Apr 11, 2019 pdf 863.9 KB) - State Affairs Testimony 2-13-19 (Feb 14, 2019 pdf 707.3 KB) - Emerging Grid Issues Briefing (Jan 02, 2019 pdf 2.1 MB) o Emergency Response - Energy Emergency Alert Communications Matrix
Because so many people misuse the phrase "Faraday screen" (or shield), let's explore and examine some actual Faraday Shields.
An actual 'Faraday screen' or shield about 2/3rds of the way down this page:
Note: Effective for blocking the 'electric' field component and much, much less the magnetic.
Use of a Faraday Shield to prevent detuning of an oscillator coil:
Global Warming (AGW) the spectrum involved:
Chief molecular absorbers in the atmosphere are water vapour and carbon dioxide, with contributions also from ozone, methane, nitrous oxide, and others. The general atmospheric transmittance across the whole spectrum of wavelengths is also shown in Figure 4. Wavelengths used for remote sensing of the surface are chosen in windows where the atmospheric transmittance approaches 100%.
In general, atmospheric absorption tends to become stronger from the visible to the infrared. Water vapour causes most absorption in the near infrared from 0.7um to 6 um (but with C0 2 bands at 2.7 um and 4.3 um), there is strong C02 absorption around 15 um, then intense water vapour absorption takes over right through to about 1 mm wavelength
EMR (Electro-Magnetic Radiation) emitted from sun which passes through the atmosphere and is reflected in varying degrees by Earth's surface and atmosphere
Terrestrial radiation (from earth)
Spectral radiation, solar and terrestrial (earth):
MMTS - NOAA
MMTS Resources - www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/dad/coop/mmts.html
Nimbus Temperature Manual www.lexingtonwx.com/techdata/images/Nimbus_Manual.pdf
USAF RADAR Resources - www.lexingtonwx.com/techdata/
GREENVILLE KGVL RADIO, TX, Coop Wx observer site - www.ncdc.noaa.gov/homr/#ncdcstnid=20025576&tab=LOCATIONS
T-Storm location system using O-scope, Original title: "How to Locate a Thunderstorm and Track It By Detecting the Radio Waves It Generates: Moire Patterns" by C. L. Stong May, 1963 from AmSci - jesseenterprises.net/amsci/1963/05/1963-05-body.html
Typical display seen on Oscilloscope CRT:
**** 150 Years of Geomagnetic Storm Effects.
**** Space Environment Center Topic Paper: Satellites and Space Weather. Like ships at sea, satellites sail the ocean of space. And, like their terrestrial counterparts, satellites must endure severe storms in the environment in order to perform their mission.
- Electrical Charging (due to ion embedding in non-conducting surfaces) - Single Event Upsets (high-energy particles affect semiconductor junctions in logic gates) - Radiation Hazards (permanent damage from X-rays) - Spacecraft drag and Orbital Tracking (Space lab is/was an example) - Disorienting magnetic fluctuations and discharges (disorient on-board atttitude and station-keeping compasses) - Radio interference ('desense' of ground station receivers whose antennas can 'view the sun')
**** May 19th, 1998 Loss of Galaxy IV (Galaxy 4) satellite - taking with it most pager service in North America (any paging system like PageMart's or PageNet's that used VSATs through this bird to communicate with their terrestially-located paging sites across the US) - Technical reason for loss.
**** RADIO PAGING AND WIRELESS MESSAGING TOPICS written by Brad Dye
**** How stuff works: "How Power Grids Work"
**** Michigan Public Service Commission Report on August 14th Blackout
**** Resources for Understanding the Blackout of 2003 www.pserc.wisc.edu (Power Systems Engineering Research Center)
Blackout Description Data Measurements Investigations PSERC Resources Background Papers Grid Reliability Studies Media Articles Other Links
**** Blackout of 2003: Description, Responses and Research Directions
**** 650 page transcript of Midwest ISO control center from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Eastern Time, 8/14/2003
**** NERC Blackout Investigation Web Page
**** ACE-Frequency Real-Time Monitoring System: Real-Time Reliability Management Tools: Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS)
Iraq WMD resources (piasa's web page)