The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported record wind generation of 14,023 MW at 9:20 pm Thursday, as well as record wind penetration of 45.14% later in the evening at 11:08 pm.
Separate ERCOT data showed wind generation averaged 13,873 MW in the five-minute interval ended 9:20 pm, predominantly in the West and North Hubs, accounting for 11,466 MW, with the South and Houston Hubs accounting for the balance.
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