Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stunning Fact: Wind Sets New ERCOT Record At About 26% Of System Load

Wind production records are both reaching impressive levels and are being broken regularly.  That is especially true in Texas which leads the nation in total installed wind capacity.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that serves most of Texas reports 8,638 megawatts of wind produced on Christmas Day afternoon.  That new production record provided nearly 26% of the power in ERCOT at that time.

As impressive as the new ERCOT wind record is, a new record will be set almost certainly in 2013, as more new wind farms begin operations in Texas and other states as well.  Wind is on track to provide 5% of America's power in about 2 years.

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