The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind generation output record of 12,238 MW Thursday, according to the grid operator.
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The record was set at 12:48 am CDT Thursday and represented 36.83% of ERCOT's load at the time, according to ERCOT. For the hour ending at 1 am CDT Thursday, ERCOT load totaled 33,825 MW, according to ERCOT data.
The previous wind record was 11,467 MW, set September 13.
ERCOT wind generation has picked up in the last week, averaging nearly 7,525 MW Monday through Thursday compared with an average of about 4,500 MW October 12-16 and an average of 2,725 MW October 2-8. So far in October, wind output has averaged 4,675 MW, compared with the October 2014 average of 3,625 MW.