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    Thursday, April 03, 2014

    WIND HIT 38% OF TEXAS DEMAND

    Wind power sets new daily records in Texas

    Jim Fuquay, March 28, 2014 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

    “Wind power in Texas topped 10,000 megawatts for the first time and also set a record for its share of electricity being used, the state’s largest electricity grid said…The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said that [on March 26] at 8:48 p.m…wind farms connected to ERCOT’s transmission network generated 10,296 megawatts. That’s enough to power about 5 million typical Texas residences during a period of moderate electricity use…The previous high was 9,689 megawatts…[That] peak was the most wind power ever on any regional power grid. The previous high was 10,012 megawatts in November on the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which serves 11 states and one Canadian province…ERCOT also said that [on March 27] at 3:14 a.m…wind produced 38.4 percent of all the power on its grid, the highest share ever…” click here for more

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