Gas loses ERCOT fuel mix share to wind, coal in September

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Wind and coal-fired generation’s share of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ fuel mix rose month on month in September, while natural gas-fired units’ cut slipped below 50%, a mark held for two months, as less cooling load and strong winds pushed more peaking units out of the stack, according to the grid operator.
The largest monthly increase in percentage terms came from wind generation, which rose about 5% to make up nearly 14% of the …

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