Texas Wind Sets New Record

On February 9th at 7:08 p.m. Texas set a new record for the highest percentage of electricity generated by wind power — 28 percent of total supply across the state’s main grid system came from wind — with wind generation providing 9,481 megawatts of power, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said Friday March 1, 2013. This surpassed the previous record of 8,667 MW set Jan. 29, when 32.5 percent of wind integration was recorded, ERCOT said. Twenty-three days in February topped 20 percent as far as wind integration is concerned. More than 7,000 of the 9,481 MW on Feb. 9 came from West Texas wind farms. One megawatt is enough electricity to power about 200 homes during periods when electricity use is highest and about 500 homes during periods of typical consumption.  Read more about Texas wind generation

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