Texas system operator tallies new wind record

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) hit a record on June 19 for wind production, with a high of 8,368 MW generated from wind at 7:25 p.m. Wind generation from the state's wind farms remained above 6,000 MW for the entire day.

Additionally, during the hour of peak demand (4 to 5 p.m.), wind averaged 7,790 MW, or just under 15 percent of total peak load of 52,423 MW.

The new mark topped ERCOT's previous wind record of 7,925 MW, established on April 13.

A graphic showing total wind capacity installed and hour-by-hour total load and wind generation is available here.

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