🏭 ERCOT, Oncor & you: Part 5

Let’s conclude this series with the most important question for backup power.

  • What do you want?

Why it matters: The best backup solution for you depends on … you.

🖼️ The big picture: You can have backup for everything from one or two essential loads (refrigerator, internet, medical device) to your whole home.

  • That can last anywhere from a few hours to days or weeks.

🥊 Reality check: The cost and convenience scale with the price.

👉 For less than $1,000 you can set up a combination of battery backups and a gasoline powered generator to power essentials.

👉 For $10,000-20,000 you can have a standby natural gas generator to run your whole house.

👉 For $40,000-80,000 you can get solar plus enough batteries to keep your house running — as long as the sun shining.

👉 For $100,000+ you can achieve optimal resilience with solar + batteries + EV integration + a generator.

⛏️ Dig deeper Click here to read about the pros and cons of these options.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • If you need help exploring these options, let me know.



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