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The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) says 4,196 MW of wind power was on the state's power grid on April 7 at 6:44 p.m., representing a new record for wind power production on the California ISO system.

"With these impressive wind production levels, California is well-positioned to meet the 33 percent by 2020 green power goal," says Steve Berberich, California ISO's president and CEO. "Our control center operators are tracking a steady increase in renewable energy, and we are leveraging the latest forecasting technology as well as complementary flexible resources to capture and optimize this carbon-free power supply."

There is a total of 5,899 MW of wind power capacity installed within the California ISO grid. By comparison, the state with the largest wind power capacity, Texas, has 10,407 MW online, and the state's record peak is 9,481 MW.

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