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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently achieved a milestone in the expansion of wind power generation in New York. At 6 p.m. on Feb. 19, the combined total output of all wind plants in New York reached 1,000 MW.

"This is a significant milestone for New York's power system," says NYISO President and CEO Stephen G. Whitley. "Wind is a rapidly growing segment of New York's power supply and an essential element of the state's portfolio of renewable power resources."

The NYISO contracted with AWS Truewind, of Colonie, N.Y., to provide wind power forecasts. The data is fed directly into the NYISO operational systems that determine the balance of electricity supply and demand. The NYISO dispatches resources to meet electrical demand using a least-cost, bid-based system that recognizes transmission constraints and reliability requirements.

At the time when wind output reached 1,000 MW, it provided nearly 5% of the roughly 21,000 MW of total system demand. New York's total wind capacity is currently 1,274 MW, with another 8,000 MW of wind power proposals being studied by the NYISO for interconnection to the grid. By contrast, the total installed wind capacity in January 2008 was 424 MW, and the top combined total output reached was 375 MW.

SOURCE: New York Independent System Operator


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