At 7:08 p.m. on February 9, 2013, a record was set for wind generation on the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) power grid as it peaked at 9,481 megawats. One megawatt of power is equal to one million watts. That is enough power to light 20,000 50 watt light bulbs. 9,481 megawatts is enough electricity to power 189,620,000 light bulbs (50 watt). What caused this record setting number to be reached? A weekend cold front “blew” through the state, cranking thousands of wind generators and setting the new record. As more wind generators and transmission lines go up in Texas, more records will be set.
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