Texas Breaks Another Wind Energy Record
As we close in on the end of 2012 with a winter front keeping temperatures low, Texas achieved a new wind power integration record of 8.638 GW on Dec. 25 at 3:11 p.m according to the Texas grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Electricity from wind accounted for 25.71% of power being generated and used at that point in time, as the peak demand was 39.847 GW. Of the 8.638 GW being generated by Texas wind farms, over 84% came from wind farms in West Texas, and 16% came from sites on the Texas coast.
More details can be found in ERCOT’s wind integration report for Dec. 25.