Colorado, too

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Posted by Ed Gooding(VA) on September 01, 2022 at 19:55:08 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: UK - charging EVs costs more than fueling other cars posted by Jim Rushford, CA on September 01, 2022 at 15:17:42:

As temperatures rose in Colorado, Xcel Energy customers discovered they weren't allowed to lower their thermostats. The company locked temperatures due to what they called an "energy emergency."

If you read the fine print in the customer agreement, "adjustments are made to your smart thermostat during the hottest summer days." Customers who sign control away for $25 a year can sometimes override the controls, but "on rare occasions, system emergencies may cause a control event that cannot be overridden."

The rare occasion in this case? An outage in Pueblo, hot weather, and too many people using their air conditioners.

But, you folks run out and buy an EV. You won't be able to charge it as you see fit but you can virtue signal on social media to your heart's content.


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