Friday, December 2, 2016

Texas Wind Generation Comparison

The Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has expanded wind capacity this year, but wind output is highly variable this time of year.  On a gas replacement basis, ERCOT generated about 10.3 BCFE in wind power last year, during the last EIA week.  This year, it was 12.9 BCFE, an increase of 25%, and a reversal of the prior week's comparison.  Here are the weekly output levels, and the comparison of '15 with '16: