Renewables, Wind

Texas wind energy breaks generation output record

Wind energy power plants in Texas generated more than 10,000-MW of electricity to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid on March 26, breaking a record.

Instantaneous output reached a record of 10,296-MW, beating the previous record set earlier this month by more than 600 MW. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports it was a record for any U.S. power system. Of the total generation at the time, 8,863 Mw came from other regions, mostly from West Texas, and 1,433-MW came from the Gulf Coast.

The ERCOT region has more than 11,000-MW of wind capacity with nearly 8,000-MW of new projects in development.

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