ERCOT, more than prepared during ramp up of Wind and Solar


Earlier this month, I attended the 2016 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Market Summit. The summit brought together thought leaders and stakeholders to discuss the future of Texas’ electric grid. Many of the discussions at the conference centered around the expected boom in new solar and wind energy capacity in Texas, and how ERCOT is planning to cope with the evolution of its electric grid and market as more and more renewable energy is added. While Texas will add a lot of new wind and solar capacity over the coming years, the grid operator is more than prepared to manage the reliability of the electric grid into the future.

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Wind accounted for 19.9% of generation on ERCOT's grid in Feb.


Wind supplied 19.9% of the total electricity generated on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' grid in February, according to grid operator. The report said that wind generated more electricity in the state than nuclear last month, following natural gas and coal. In February 2015, wind provided about 11.8% of ERCOT's total electricity.

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