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US wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at end of 2016

ERCOT’s recent record of 16,022 MW occurred on morning of Dec. 25, accounted for more than 47% of generation mix Installed wind electric generating capacity in the United States surpassed conventional hydroelectric generating capacity, long the nation’s largest source of renewable electricity, after 8,727 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity came online in 2016, according […]

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Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

 Unique electricity usage pattern seen on Thanksgiving Day reflects the holiday’s popular activities In terms of electricity usage, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most unusual days of the year. Typically at this time of year, electric loads in most regions have a small peak in the morning and a larger peak in the evening,

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