Texas’ wind farms hit a new peak generation record earlier this month, hitting 7,400 megawatts at 3:06 a.m. on Oct. 7.
That beat the previous record of 7,355 MW set June 19, at 10:26 a.m.
At the time of the new record, wind was supplying 15.2 percent of the total system load of 48,733 MW, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
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