New North American Wind Power Record Set In Central United States
Original story at CleanTechnica• 3 mentions • 3 months ago
CleanTechnica 3 months ago
February 14th, 2017 by Joshua S HillA new record for the penetration of wind energy was set by grid manager Southwest Power Pool in the central United States, with 52.1% of the total load being served by wind power at 4:30 a.m. on February 12. Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is a regional transmission organization that operates in the central United States, and is responsible for 60,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines spanning 14 states. SPP’s footprint spans almost 550,000 square miles, from the Canadian border in Montana and North Dakota through to parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. On ...