Addressing the Needs of the Wind Energy Industry in ERCOT and SPP
Our country’s south central region is rich in wind energy potential, and has a recent history of robust energy development. The Wind Coalition is the industry trade association created to promote the development of this wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Wind Coalition is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, which include Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Louisiana.
More than 18,000 MW of wind generation capacity are currently operating in The Wind Coalition region, but the industry has only scratched the surface of the market potential within our footprint. Through our advocacy programs, we work to expand transmission capacity, to increase wind power use within the region, and to facilitate wind power export. We are leading efforts to defend tax and siting policies that treat wind development equitably, and we are standing in opposition to those anti-renewable energy forces working to impede the growth of wind power within the region.
Collective strength through a collective voice. That’s the role of The Wind Coalition’s advocacy programs. These are designed to allow participants to leverage their own regulatory and governmental affairs investments by providing assets in states where our members have interests. Focused on issues that affect our members’ bottom lines, we work to deliver timely and actionable information from legislatures and regulatory agencies. We also aggressively lobby on the key issues affecting the future of our industry ensuring that the voice of the wind energy industry is resoundingly heard within our region.
For information on membership, visit our Membership page.