NYISO Announces New Renewable Energy Generation Records

RENSSELAER, NY (03/25/2024) (readMedia)-- The New York Independent System Operator today reported that New York recently set new records for hourly wind and solar generation.

Wind power facilities generated 2,176 megawatts during the 1p.m. hour on Saturday, March 9 and served 12 percent of system load.

Behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter solar resources generated 3,832 megawatts during the 12 p.m. hour on Tuesday, March 12 and served 21 percent of system load.

Rich Dewey, President and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator said, "The contributions from wind and solar resources represent important, beneficial progress toward the state's clean energy goals. As load continues to rise across the system, additional generation and transmission will be essential to serve demand and maintain grid reliability."

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said, "These renewable generation numbers are exciting and underscore New York's notable progress in growing a portfolio of wind and solar projects that will continue to hit new records as we advance toward our Climate Act goals. Through the State's investments in generation, transmission, and grid modernization, we are bringing this clean renewable energy to residents across the state as we transition to a zero emissions economy."

One megawatt is approximately the amount of electricity required to supply 800 to 1,000 homes.

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for operating the state's bulk electricity grid, administering New York's competitive wholesale electricity markets, conducting comprehensive long-term planning for the state's electric power system, and advancing the technological infrastructure of the