South Hub real-time prices dropped to minus $1.14/MWh Wind accounts for 30% of installed renewable capacity California ranks sixth for US utility-scale wind capacity The California Independent System Operator set a new wind generation peak of 6.178 MW, topping the previous record by 7.4%, the grid operator recently announced in its February Key Statistics Report. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The record was reached at 12:56 pm Feb. 15, surpassing the previous record of 5.754 MW set May 29, 2021, according to the report. As wind generation surged, South Hub real-time five-minute interval prices dropped to minus $1.14/MWh, according to CAISO data. North Hub on-peak real-time locational marginal prices fell to minus $5.39/MWh for Feb. 15, compared with the February average of $15.35/MWh, according to CAISO data. The record caused wind penetration to spike to a nine-month high of 15.4% for […]