CHERRY CREEK – This week’s strong winds are credited with pushing wind power generation to new records.
According to the New York Independent System Operator, the first new record was set around 10 p.m. last Thursday when turbines in the region produced 1,803 megawatts of power in a single setting.
That number was surpassed around 10 p.m. on Monday amid high winds that battered the region when 1,808 megawatts of power was outputted to the system.
Before this, the previous record was 1,748 megawatts set back in January 2020.
The Cassadaga Wind Farm in Chautauqua County is credited with outputting 126.5 megawatts during the windstorm.