Can We Bet On a Summer Breeze in Texas?
March 30, 2020
ERCOT has seen additional summer capacity of 513 MW added since December 2019. About 348 MW of this total is wind. Will the market benefit from this capacity or will the historic intermittent nature of wind power be a factor in the summer of 2020?
August 13 and 15 of 2019 were the toughest days in ERCOT last year. EIA data shows that July, August and September are historically the months with the lowest wind capacity.