30 Nov '16, 1pm

Texas sets new wind generation record.

Texas sets new wind generation record.

Wind generation officially set a new record on Sunday afternoon, accounting for more than 15,000 MW of the electricity used in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region for the first time ever. Specifically, the ERCOT system used a whopping 15,033 MW of electricity from wind at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, representing about 45% of total demand for electric power at the time. Of the total, more than 8,800 MW was produced from wind generation facilities in west and north Texas, while nearly 3,800 MW came from the south region, mostly the Gulf Coast area, and about 2,300 MW came from the Panhandle region. “We saw high wind output throughout the day, ranging from just over 10,000 MW during the late-night hours to this peak output during the noon hour,” says Dan Woodfin, senior director of system operations for ERCOT. “Over the years, ERCOT has taken a number ...

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