This idea is brought to you by Power Grids.

The idea is for there to be an emergency back up energy company who only activates in the event of an emergency. This company will ONLY be active during emergencies or in the event of blackouts. They should be an independent company/government entity/someone-who-can-get-the-job-done who DOES have the ability to provide power (unlike ERCOT). I get it, the power grid is the problem. But someone should at least be applying a band aid to the problem. In the movies, when the Aliens attack, and they cut the power, guess what happens. Yep, the backup generators miraculously come on. This then bides the protagonists…