Texas Wind

Guest Editorial by Dr. M. Ray Perryman, President and CEO – The Perryman Group Texas has more capacity to generate electricity from wind than any other state. In fact, Texas’ capacity of 22,799 megawatts is triple that of second-place Oklahoma and is larger than most countries around the world. The Lone Star State also tops […]

Where Can You Find All of the Wind Turbines in the U.S.?

A special announcement from our friends at AWEA. By Hannah Hunt Here at AWEA, we are proud to be called the authoritative source for information on the U.S. wind industry. We focus on providing accurate and timely information, both to our membership and to the general public. Our latest announcement is a continuation of this […]

A Huge New Record in the Southwest Power Pool

By Greg Alvarez (AWEA) The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) just set a huge new wind penetration record: on March 16 a little over 60 percent of the system’s electricity came from wind power. That’s a big deal for a system that provides electricity to customers across 14 states. SPP serves many states right smack in […]

Southwest Power Pool, Mountain West Transmission Group Move Closer to RTO Membership for Western Entities

(Little Rock, Arkansas) On March 13, Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) board of directors approved the next phase of the continuing effort to integrate the Mountain West Transmission Group into the regional transmission organization’s (RTO) membership. The board’s vote is the culmination of more than a year of negotiations regarding the terms and conditions of Mountain […]

Nike Takes Steps Toward 100% Renewable Energy in North America

Nike announced today that it has signed its second major wind contract with Avangrid Renewables — this time for 86 megawatts of Texas wind power. “This agreement enables us to source 100 percent renewable energy across our owned or operated facilities in North America,” says Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of the Innovation […]

Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid

By Evan Vaughn, from AWEABlog Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter […]

Quote Round-Up: What People are Saying About DOE’s “Grid Resiliency” Proposal

By Greg Alvarez – AWEABlog Somewhat lost amid the tax reform debate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to debate a new rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE’s resiliency proposal would act as a subsidy for coal and nuclear plants while throwing competitive energy markets into disarray. There has been no […]

Coalition Speaks Out Against Unfair Tax Increases Targeting Oklahoma Wind Investors

The Wind Energy industry has worked with lawmakers in Oklahoma to end every state tax incentive for wind energy development.  Despite this, anti-wind groups are working to raise taxes on wind investors even higher by removing wind energy from the many industries that currently qualify for the Manufacturers Sales Tax Exemption.  Mark Yates, Oklahoma Director […]

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

Company’s Renewable Energy Projects Will Together Generate Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than 330,000 Homes Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects […]

U.S. Wind Power Donates $1 million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

From AWEA:Companies in the American wind energy industry today announced they will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative. Participating companies as of this release include Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North […]