The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

(Atlanta, Georgia)  The Home Depot® today announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits.The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America, […]

Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources

Concerned about negative pricing in electricity markets?  This insightful commentary from AWEA’s Into The Wind Blog provides insight into negative pricing, its cause, and its impacts on ratepayers in ERCOT and other markets. Original content located here:  http://www.aweablog.org/negative-prices-still-rare-mostly-caused-by-other-energy-sources/  Celeste Wanner and Walter Reid contributed to this analysis. Some recent press articles have again fallen into […]

Amazon Announces Its Largest Wind Farm to Date – A New 253 Megawatt Wind Farm in West Texas

Amazon Wind Farm Texas joins large Amazon wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Seattle, Washington – Amazon today announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 […]

Wind Coalition Responds to Newspaper’s Flawed Chapter 313 Coverage

By Jeffrey Clark: Wind Energy and Economic Development — A Proper Accounting Special to the Austin American Statesman The Texas Economic Development Act, also known as Chapter 313, is Texas’ signature program for attracting new investment to our state. Because we compete for investment on an international basis, Chapter 313 is an essential tool to attract […]

FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. […]

Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to 3M Company

Renewable Energy Producer Partners with 3M to Reduce Emissions Through Wind Power.  Agreement Brings Invenergy’s Corporate Customer Renewable Energy Portfolio to 570 MW Chicago, Illinois – Invenergy today announced that it has signed a 120 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with 3M to provide the global science-based company with renewable energy to help support […]

Wind Turbines Powering the City of Georgetown, Texas

From the City of Georgetown: Wind turbines are providing for Georgetown’s energy needs three months ahead of schedule. The Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, which was projected to start producing electricity in January, became operational September 28, 2015. The wind plant is now providing energy to meet most of Georgetown’s daily power needs, […]

Energy Use in ERCOT Region Grows 2.2 Percent in 2015, Wind Now Delivers 11.7% of Generation

Record summer demand drives energy use to nearly 7.5 million MWh more than 2014 From ERCOT – (Austin, Texas)  A record-breaking summer, which brought a new all-time peak demand record approaching 70,000 megawatts (MW), contributed to an increase in electricity use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region in 2015. The 2015 Demand […]

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsing […]

Don’t Pull the Plug on Texas Ratepayers – Give Them the CREZ They’re Paying For

Urge your Lawmakers to Vote No on CREZ Killing Amendments Download: What You Should Know About Texas CREZ The CREZ transmission projects are already paying off for Texas by bringing cheaper electricity to consumers across the state. They are nearly complete. But, some groups are lobbying to end CREZ before its final projects are done. Completing […]