NYISO Announces New Wind Production Record
Peak of 1,675 MW bests previous record set in April
RENSSELAER, NY (12/17/2019) (readMedia)-- Strong winds across New York State over the weekend pushed electricity generated by wind power to a new record.
The new record output of 1,675 megawatts (MW) was set during the 11:00 p.m. hour on Saturday, December 14, eclipsing the previous record of 1,651 MW which was set during the 8:00 p.m. hour on April 26, 2019.
When overall wind production peaked at 1,675 MW on Saturday night, it provided 11% of all energy generation in New York. The record output represents 84% of the1985 MW of installed wind capacity in New York State.
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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 electric system serving the Empire State.