February 15, 2017

Wind Penetration on Central US Grid Breaks Record

Megan Geuss - Ars Technica:

An organization that manages transmission systems across the central US announced on Tuesday that it broke a record for wind penetration in North America. On Sunday at 4:30am, Southwest Power Pool (SPP) became the first regional transmission organization (RTO) to serve 52.1 percent of its load using wind energy.

More efficient turbines and blades, better management technology and, of course, build-out of wind farms all contribute to the rising tide of US wind power. Great news.

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