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Wind electricity reached new records in New York

Staff writer ▼ | March 10, 2015
Electricity generated by wind power in New York reached new records at the start of March, according to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).
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Ecology and energy   New York Independent System Operator
The new record of 1,524 megawatts (MW) was set during the 1:00 pm hour on Monday, March 2, 2015. At the time when wind output reached 1,524 MW, it provided 7% of the 20,894 MW of New York's total system demand. One megawatt is approximately the amount of electricity required to supply 800 to 1,000 homes.

“Wind power continues to grow as a power resource and the NYISO continues to optimize our electric system's use of renewable power,” said NYISO President and CEO Stephen G. Whitley.

NYISO market design and grid operations have contributed to New York State's leadership in wind development. Because a wind resource's ability to generate electricity depends on the force and duration of wind, its output may not always match the system's demand for electricity. The NYISO integrates wind resources through its forecasting techniques and power dispatch procedures.