Wind generation now makes up 8.5% of total energy consumption in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT) territory, ERCOT announced in its new generation report.
This represents an almost 1% increase over the 7.8% recorded in 2010, ERCOT notes.
Overall electricity usage on the ERCOT grid increased 5% in 2011. Net energy for load was 335,000 GWh for the year, compared to 319,097 GWh in 2010 and 308,278 GWh in 2009. April had the highest energy increase compared to the previous year, with 14.4%, followed by July, which increased 12.2% over 2010.
More details and a breakdown of total energy consumption by fuel type are available here.