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Texas Sets Wind Power Record: 28% of Electricity Demand

Feb 14, 2013
(Reuters)

Texas posted another record for wind-power output earlier this month, the state grid operator said on Wednesday.

The amount of electricity produced from wind on the evening of Feb. 9 reached 9,481 megawatts, up 814 MW from the previous record of 8,667 MW set in late January, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said in a release.

"As wind generation capacity continues to be added in ERCOT and additional transmission lines are being completed to accommodate that generation, we continue to set new records," said Kent Saathoff, ERCOT's vice president of grid operations and system planning.