Wind power provides half of the electricity on US grid for first time ever

Signal of change / Wind power provides half of the electricity on US grid for first time ever

By Dorothy Ng / 13 Mar 2017

Wind power just set a new record for providing electricity in America

Wind briefly powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Sunday, the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said, for the first time on any North American power grid. SPP coordinates the flow of electricity on the high voltage power lines from Montana and North Dakota to New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana.



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Just a note that this was 50% of the Southwest Power Pool grid, not the entire US.
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