THE BUZZ: BUSINESS NEWS Wind farms carrying more of the load in #New_York state
Wind energy in New York state achieved record output last week, churning out 1,571 megawatts of power at 5 p.m. last Tuesday, according to the New York Independent System Operator.
The output accounted for 9 percent of the state’s electrical output at the time and represented 90 percent of the available wind generation in the state.
The previous record was 1,524 megawatts set in March of 2015.
The NYISO is located in North Greenbush and oversees the state’s high-voltage electrical grid and its wholesale electrical markets.
Wind energy is difficult to manage in the state because wind power tends to run best at night when winds pick up. For instance, Monday morning, wind farms in the state were supporting less than 1 percent of the state’ s electrical needs, according to NYISO data (see chart above).