The Southwest Power Pool Got 52% of Electricity From Wind: ‘It’s Not Even Our Ceiling’

By [email protected] Energy Post: Wind Power Blows Away Opposition in U.S.

The Southwest Power Pool said last week that it met 52.1 percent of the electricity demand in the sprawling transmission organization’s service territory with wind power during a portion of the overnight period on Feb. 13, marking the first time SPP had topped the 50 percent mark. What’s even bigger news is that hardly anyone noticed — these records have been falling consistently for the past several years with the steady increase in wind farm construction across the Midwest; SPP set its prior record of 49.2 percent just last year.

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