Wind Power Keeps Breaking Records In Texas

Posted by NAW Staff on December 18, 2015 No Comments
Categories : New & Noteworthy

Wind power has set yet another record in the Lone Star State. According to data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), wind generation output in the grid operator's footprint reached a new high on Nov. 25.

ERCOT says the record-setting wind output of 12,971 MW occurred at 9.10 p.m., with the wind generation accounting for nearly 37% of the operator's overall load at the time. The new record is a few hundred megawatts more than the 12,238 MW high set in October and noticeably above the earlier record of 11,467 MW reached in September.

Additionally in November, wind accounted for 18.4% of all the energy used on the ERCOT system, and wind averaged 32% penetration for the entire day on Nov. 16.

An ERCOT spokesperson recently told NAW, "As additional wind resources begin operating in the ERCOT region, we expect to continue setting new records."

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