ERCOT – Another North American Location Available on the LiveGen Widget

The latest location to be added to the LiveGen™ widget is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The widget currently displays live generation data for 34 locations from around the globe including 8 locations in North America.

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To see the real-time data for North America or to view other locations from around the world go to the LiveGen™ service which is available here:


http://data.reneweconomy.com/LiveGen
ERCOT covers most, but not all, of Texas and is the only reliability council within the USA Southern Interconnection. Due to the limited connection points with other grids, ERCOT essentially operates as a separate electrical island where supply and demand must be constantly balanced. A small amount of power is imported and exported between the South West Power Pool and the Mexican power pool via 5 interconnection points.


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Source: http://www.ercot.com/news/mediakit/maps

ERCOT manages the supply of electricity to 24 million customers in Texas with an average demand of 43,243MW with an all-time peak demand of 63,305MW on the 3rd August 2011.

The live generation data published for ERCOT shows the total actual online generation (High Sustained Limit). Although real-time fuel type data is not available from ERCOT the breakdown of generation by fuel type is published annually.


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*Includes solar, petroleum coke, landfill gas, biomass solids, biomass gases and any unknown fuel
Source: http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/lists/89476/GenerationByFuelType_2002_2015.xls
We’re always looking for more locations to add into the LiveGen™ widget – if you know of some please contact us!