“For its final winter assessment, ERCOT now expects a nearly 1100-megawatt increase in generation capacity,” said Pete Warnken, ERCOT’s manager of resource adequacy. “This increase is due to the return in service of units that were previously in seasonal mothball status, as well as several new resources — mostly wind — that have become operational.”
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