PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Announces New Wind Generation Record
Rensselaer, NY -- The New York Independent System Operator today reported that New York set a new record for hourly wind generation on Sunday, October 8. During the 3 p.m. hour that day, 1,939 megawatts were generated from 28 wind power facilities.
Rich Dewey, President and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator said, “Wind generation is an important part of the diverse energy mix that helps maintain system reliability for consumers across the state. While there’s much more work to be done to decarbonize our system, this new record demonstrates wind energy’s increasing contribution to the state’s climate goals.”
Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said, “New York’s clean energy transition is ensuring more homes and businesses across the state are powered by renewable energy sources like land-based wind – a shift that is especially important during times of peak demand. This new record is worth celebrating, as we continue to work together toward achieving a reliable, zero-emission electric grid.”
To put this new record in perspective, one megawatt is approximately the amount of electricity required to supply 800 to 1,000 homes. During the 3 p.m. hour, wind power served 12.9% of energy demand on the bulk electric system.
The previous record for hourly wind generation was 1,897 megawatts which was set on February 17, 2022 during the 1 a.m. hour.