ERCOT Approaches 50% Wind Penetration Mark
ERCOT continues to creep closer to the 50% mark for wind penetration, reaching 48.28% of load on March 23. The Texas grid operator said last week it generated 13,154 MW of wind energy at 1:10 a.m., when the overall load was 27,245 MW.
The ISO’s previous high for wind penetration was 45.14%, set on Feb. 18. Its wind peak remains 14,023 MW, also set Feb. 18.