California sets new wind power record

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The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) announced a new wind power record for the state, which produced 4,196 MW at 6:44 p.m. last Sunday. The previous all-time record peak wind power output for California was 3,944. That record was set early last month.

In total, 5,899 MW of wind power capacity is installed within the ISO grid, though not all of the wind power was available Sunday as a result of routine generation and transmission outages.ISO serves about 80 percent of California.

According to the ISO, California is now the second largest producer of wind power next to Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which serves about 80 percent of the state, reports 10,407 MW of wind power capacity installed and achieved a record peak of 9.481 MW on Feb. 9.

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