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  • ERCOT sets record wind output

    S&P Global Platts

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a wind-output record of 16,141 MW Friday, March 31. ERCOT said the record was set at 8:56 pm CDT Friday and wind accounted for about 39.5% of the total power demand at that time.
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  • EIA: Wind outpaces hydro to lead U.S. renewable energy capacity

    Utility Dive

    Almost 9,000 MW of wind capacity was brought online last year, moving the resource past installed hydroelectric capacity for the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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  • Seasonal forecasts indicate sufficient generation available for spring, summer

    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    ERCOT released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for spring and a preliminary outlook for summer. ERCOT anticipates there will be sufficient generation to meet projected peak demand during the upcoming spring and summer seasons.
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  • ERCOT: January coal generation significantly higher than last year

    Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    Coal led January energy production in Texas, with the fuel generating 9.7 TWh or about 36 percent of the grid's supply. Natural gas supplied about 30 percent, followed by wind (20 percent) and nuclear (14 percent), according to data released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
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  • Natural gas-fired generating capacity likely to increase over next two years

    U.S. Energy Information Administration

    The electricity industry is planning to increase natural gas-fired generating capacity by 11.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 and 25.4 GW in 2018, based on information reported to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If these plants come online as planned, annual net additions in natural gas capacity would be at their highest levels since 2005.
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