ERCOT Reports Record Amount of Wind Energy Produced

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Last Sunday, a record amount of wind energy was produced.

This happened in the ERCOT regions where 15,000 megawatts of energy were recorded. The previous record was 14,122 megawatts on Nov. 17.

Sunday's highest wind gust at D/FW International Airport was 31 mph. Abilene and San Angelo had gusts over 45 mph.

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North and West Texas produced 8,800 megawatts of the wind energy, while 3,800 came from the southern regions and 2,300 came from the Panhandle.

One megawatt is enough electricity to service about 500 homes during mild weather conditions or 200 homes during peak usage times in the summer.

ERCOT predicts there will enough electricity to meet the demand for this upcoming winter and spring. The long range forecast through the winter is for above normal temperatures in North Texas. Despite the warm outlook North Texas is expected to see a few very cold days which would increase demand.

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