POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Mar. 25, 2016

ERCOT releases spring and summer usage forecasts; U.S. approves research facility to test wind turbines


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • ERCOT predicts a spring usage peak of 58,279 MW – well within the system capacity – in its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy. The earliest forecasts for this summer indicate record peak electricity usage with demand peaking at more than 70,000 MW for the first time. The system is expected to have more than 79,000 MW of available generation.
  • The U.S. has approved a research facility off Virginia’s coast to test wind turbines in a harsh open sea environment. This facility will include construction of two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach which will generate enough electricity to power 3,000 homes.
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