05 Jan '13, 12am

New Wind Energy Records Set On ERCOT And SPP Grids

New Wind Energy Records Set On ERCOT And SPP Grids

It seems America can’t go a single month without setting a new record for wind power generation across the nation’s grid. In fact, during December, wind energy surged ahead to set two new integration records – one in Texas, and the other in the Southern Midwest. Texas wind turbines image via Shutterstock Yet Another Texas Wind Record Everything is bigger in Texas, so naturally it set the larger wind integration record on its transmission system. Turbines across the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) , grid operator for most of the Lone Star State, set a new record by generating 8,638 megawatts (MW) of electricity on Christmas Day. The new ERCOT record represented 25.7% of the system’s total 39,847 MW load at the time, beating the previous record set just over a month earlier, when ERCOT integrated 8,521MW of wind energy on November 10th . While the new record on...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/01/04/new-wind-energy-recor...

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