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PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Announces New Record for Wind Power Production

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PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Announces New Record for Wind Power Production

November 1, 2017

Rensselaer, NY | Strong winds across New York State on Monday morning pushed electricity generated by wind power to a new record, according to the New York Independent System Operator.

The record output of 1,622 megawatts (MW) - set during the 5:00 a.m. hour on Monday, October 30 - eclipsed the previous record of 1,574 MW that was set on March 2, 2017.

When overall wind production peaked at 1,622 MW on Monday morning, it provided 12% of all energy generation in New York. The record output represents 89% of the 1,827 MW of installed wind capacity in New York State.

One megawatt is approximately the amount of electricity required to supply 800 to 1,000 homes. A real-time fuel mix display showing fuels used to generate electricity in New York State is available on the NYISO website.

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