Once or twice a year, a company called Griddy makes headlines for the insanely high electricity bills incurred by consumers in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. This traditionally happens during the hottest days of the Texan summer, when the world of wholesale energy traders and grid operators are biting their fingernails around near-miss blackouts — days which usually come and go with most consumers remaining blissfully unaware of the creaking and straining grid powering their air conditioners. During the week of Valentine’s Day 2021, the headlines were caused by an extreme cold snap instead of an extreme heat…

Abe Stanway

Cofounder and CTO of Amperon. Forbes 30 Under 30, Energy. Ex-McKinsey, Etsy, Planet Labs.

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