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- Jul 21, 2023 2:46 pm GMT
Looking at the past seven-days – thru July 20, the complex work of ERCOT’s grid engineers to balance resources is clear – all to ensure reliability. During peak hours, natural gas has contributed over 40,000 MW on every single day, with a peak of 45,876 MW during hour 21 on July 20. Wind has ranged from a high of 24,174 MW during the first hour of July 19 to a low of 3,325 MW during the noon hour of July 16. Balancing all resources especially during times of high electricity demand is paramount to maintaining reliability. Kudos to the grid engineers in Texas and everywhere!
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