ERCOT Set Record Wind Output on Friday

ERCOT Set Record Wind Output on Friday

Apr 4, 2017

by Margarita Fournier; Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

On 4/3/17, Platts reported that on the night of 3/31/17, ERCOT set “a wind-output record of 16,141MW.” ERCOT said that the record was set at 8:56PM, “and wind accounted for about 39.5% of the total power demand at that time.” In the real-time market, for the 15-minute interval ended 9PMpm Friday, “the price for ERCOT West Hub was about $5.50/MWh, while prices for all other hubs averaged near $13.50/MWh.” “The latest ERCOT data showed installed wind capacity totaled 18,358MW as of March 1, while a total of 26,510MW was in queue for study. It expects another 5,584MW to be added to the grid by the end of 2017, to bring the total across its footprint to 23,942MW.”

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