ERCOT sets wind power record

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, set a new wind record November 10.

Wind power output reached 8,521 MW at 10:21 a.m., November 10. This represented nearly 26 percent of system load at the time and surpassed the previous instantaneous record, set the evening of June 19, 2012, by more than 150 MW.

Nearly 7,000 MW of the new record included wind power from West Texas wind farms, followed by more than 1,100 MW from wind farms along the Texas Coast.

ERCOT has more than 10,000 MW of wind power capacity, with nearly 21,000 MW of additional wind generation under review.

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