The wind power industry in Texas rewrites the record books every few months. It just happened again.
On June 19th, Texas wind hit 8,368 megawatts of generation at 7:25 pm, breaking the "old" record that had been set in April. http://www.evwind.es/noticias.php?id_not=19340.
Wind provided 17.6% of all the electricity consumed on June 19th within the ERCOT market that comprises most of Texas. Wind power capacity remained above 6,000 megawatts for the entire day and was at 7,790 megawatts during the daily peak from 4pm to 5pm. In short, wind provided 15% of the day's peak demand.
Wind is very big business and a key to keeping air conditioning humming and the lights lit in Texas.