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Last week, wind power helped utilities, such as the Nebraska Public Power District, and grid operators, such as the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), across the U.S. fight extremely cold weather and meet related boosts in energy demand.

Specifically, the NYISO says it successfully met a new winter record peak demand for electricity of 25,738 MW on Jan. 7. The previous record of 25,541 MW was set on Dec. 20, 2004.

On Jan. 7, the operator says it had the benefit of more than 1 GW of wind power throughout much of the day. The NYISO notes it also relied on initiatives such as demand response programs and interregional cooperation.

“Record-low temperatures in many portions of the nation resulted in a challenging day for electric system operators in New York, New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-West,” says NYISO President and CEO Stephen G. Whitley. “However, thanks to excellent regional cooperation and coordination, the expertise of our operators and the performance of New York’s generation owners, utilities and demand response partners, we successfully managed those challenges and maintained system reliability.”




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