Tesla asks Texas residents not to charge electric cars, and miners had to turn off farms - all because of abnormal heat

The heat wave in Texas has affected electric car owners and miners, making life much more difficult for them.

What is known

Tesla asked customers not to chargevehicles during peak hours (3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) to relieve pressure on the Texas power grid. The corresponding notification appears on the screens of electric vehicles.

American organization Electric ReliabilityThe Council of Texas, which manages the state's electrical grid, recommends that Texas residents avoid using high-energy appliances whenever possible between the hours of 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

The heat also affected Texas miners.Large companies, in order to reduce the load on the network, were forced to turn off equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In normal operation, it requires more than 1 GW of energy, i.e. almost 1% of the total network capacity of all of Texas. Interestingly, the state authorities intend to allocate a quota of 5 GW to miners in the future.

Source: The Verge, DCD

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