ERCOT’s Reserve Margin – Gone with the Wind

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Report summary

As a minor side-note in the Wood Mackenzie Insight The U.S. Wind Energy Production Tax Credit – time for a change published July 16 th , Wood Mackenzie opined that ERCOT’s recent upward revision to the reliability contribution of wind generators could provide a false sense of security to grid operator and Texas regulators.

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  • Key Takeaways
  • Introduction
  • ERCOT wind generation fails to perform on peak demand day (to date)
  • Where will ERCOT generator revenues come from?

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  • Figure 1 ERCOT July 29-30 Heat Wave – Hourly Demand, Wind Generation, and Wind Capacity Factors
  • Figure 2 ERCOT July 29-30 Heat Wave – Hourly Wind Generation and Energy Prices

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