ERCOT experiences third highest demand in history, generation keeps up

Demand for power on the grid that serves most of Texas hit the third highest level in its history on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Peak electric use within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region topped out at 67,180 megawatts (MW) during the 4-5 p.m. hour. The grid experienced no problems during the day, with more than 74,000 MW of electricity, including more than 2,300 MW of wind power, available during the peak hour.

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