More than a quarter of electricity consumed in March in Texas was supplied by wind power, the biggest share ever for renewables in the Lone Star State, according to a report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. ERCOT’s monthly Demand and Energy Report shows the grid used almost 26 terawatt-hours in March, of which wind supplied about 6.6 TWh. The previous wind record was 23.3 percent, set in February. In March 2016, the percentage was 15.5 percent. Wind’s total in March was less than 2 percentage points below that of coal-fired generation, which supplied 27.2 percent of the power in Texas.

– via Platts


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