ERCOT sets new wind power record

ERCOT sets new wind power record

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ERCOT sets new wind power record

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Wind power set a new record in Texas Wednesday.

Winds from Wednesday generated enough electricity to power nearly 1/3 of the grid for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). That is more than 10-thousand megawatts.

Most of the wind power came from West Texas or the Gulf Coast.

Wind power averaged about 10 percent of energy use in the ERCOT region last year.

ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to 23 million Texas customers, representing 85 percent of the state's electric load, according to ERCOT's website.

 

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