NYISO Marks New Wind Power Record
RENSSELAER, NY (03/09/2015)(readMedia)– Electricity generated by wind power in New York reached new records at the start of March, according to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The new record of 1,524 megawatts (MW) was set during the 1:00 pm hour on Monday, March 2, 2015.
At the time when wind output reached 1,524 MW, it provided 7% of the 20,894 MW of New York’s total system demand. One megawatt is approximately the amount of electricity required to supply 800 to 1,000 homes.
“Wind power continues to grow as a power resource and the NYISO continues to optimize our electric system’s use of renewable power,” said NYISO President and CEO Stephen G. Whitley.