ERCOT: Wind Energy to Play Bigger Role in Texas Grid Supply this Summer

ERCOT: Wind Energy to Play Bigger Role in Texas Grid Supply this Summer

Mar 21, 2017

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

On 3/20/17, UtilityDIVE highlighted ERCOT’s recent press release on resource adequacy for the upcoming spring and summer, which stated that the ISO will have “more than 82,000MW of generation resources available to serve the expected peak demand of approximately 58,000MW during the mild shoulder season.” ERCOT will be able to maintain reliability “even under the most trying circumstances.” This is partly “due to substantial wind energy buildout: Recharge News reports ERCOT wind capacity could exceed 28GW within three years.” But with rising summer demand, the preliminary assessment “predicts peak load of nearly 73,000MW, about 2.6% higher than ERCOT’s all-time peak demand record of 71,110MW.”

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