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“Wind Power Sets Records on Oklahoma, Texas Electric Grids”

New projects and infrastructure upgrades fueled record wind-energy production on the regional grids that serve Oklahoma and Texas.


Wind power accounted for 7,202 megawatts of electricity March 18 in the Southwest Power Pool, the regional transmission organization that covers Oklahoma and parts of eight other states. That surpassed the previous record of 6,448 megawatts set in October. The data was compiled by the American Wind Energy Association. The Southwest Power Pool has 7,765 megawatts of wind capacity, so last month’s record meant the system used almost 93 percent of its wind generating capacity March 18.

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