ERCOT predicts that wind energy will play a major role in Texas’ future

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Wind energy is quickly gaining importance in Texas Wind energy will become an integral part of Texas’ future, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The organization operates the majority of the energy grid in the state and believes that wind power has become a reliable source of electricity capable of meeting the needs of consumers throughout Texas. ERCOT’s seasonal assessment shows that wind energy will be able to generate enough electricity to help meet projected peak demand, which is significant as temperatures rise and consumers rely more…

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Solar energy capacity expected to skyrocket in Texas by 2020

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Solar projects are coming to Texas in droves The number of large-scale solar energy systems in Texas is expected to double over the next few years. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas believes that solar power is gaining ground throughout the state, especially as utilities feel greater pressure to embrace clean energy. According to the West Texas Energy Consortium, many organizations are aggressively looking for property on which to build new solar projects. This is expected to have a major impact on the state’s solar capacity and could establish Texas…

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Wind energy grows in Texas, but demand for electricity is falling

ERCOT shows that wind power is becoming more popular The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has announced that demand for electrical power throughout the state fell in February. The supply of wind energy, however, grew. Wind accounted for one of every 5 megawatts generated in the state, accounting for a higher percentage of the state’s energy supply than what was seen last year. Notably, wind power surpassed nuclear energy, becoming the third largest energy source for ERCOT so far this year. Wind sector expected to see strong growth in…

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Texas may see a solar energy boom this year

TXU Energy announces new plan that provides solar energy to consumers Solar energy may see a boom in growth in Texas in the near future. TXU Energy, the state’s largest energy utility, has announced that it is offering those interested in clean power the opportunity to take advantage of its 100% solar energy plan. The plan comes as a three-year contact, through which consumers will be paying 12.9 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity they use. The utility believes that this new plan is an adequate alternative to investing in traditional…

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Large solar energy system in Texas to gain storage solution

OCI Solar Power will be working with Younicos to make solar energy more efficient OCI Solar Power of Texas has announced that it will introduce a new battery storage solution to one of its expansive solar energy systems early next year, working alongside Younicos, an international energy storage company. OCI currently operates four solar power system throughout Texas, with another having been commissioned and one other currently under construction. The new storage solution may be a major boon for solar energy in Texas, which is growing in popularity among homeowners.…

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Wind energy makes up 10% of Texas’ energy consumption in 2014

Wind power is growing quickly throughout Texas Wind energy accounted for 10% of the electricity used in Texas in 2014, according to information from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The organization notes that wind power has managed to gain significant support since 2009, when wind began accounting for a larger percentage of the energy consumed throughout the state. The total energy produced by wind farms in Texas grew by 11.3% from 2009 to 2014. Grid expansion helps funnel more wind power into the state’s energy grid The increase of…

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Texas reaches new milestone in wind energy

New wind power record set in Texas on March 27 Texas has reached a major milestone in wind energy. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has announced that on March 26, some 30% of the state’s energy demands were met through the wind farms operating in the state. Texas is home to one of the fastest growing wind markets in the country and the state government has been supporting the adoption of wind power for some time. Texas is expected to become a leader in the wind sector in the…

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Texas wind energy breaks state records

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Wind energy in Texas reaches new highs for November Texas, a state well known for its oil production, has become a beacon for wind energy. The state is home to several wind farm, each of which produce a significant amount of electricity for Texas’ largest energy grid. Indeed, wind energy has been seeing success recently. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which serves most of the state with electrical power, has announced that the electricity it is provided through wind farms has set a new record. More than 8,000 megawatts…

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Free energy comes to Texas for a day, thanks to wind power

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A energy phenomenon took place in Texas last month. At several points throughout one day in October, wholesale electricity was free. The event was not planned in any way and was not part of any public-relations ploy on behalf of wholesalers; it was all due to wind energy. Texas is home to one of the most expansive wind farms in the U.S. Usually, the state’s supply of electricity derived from wind is consumed rapidly, leading utilities companies to purchase power from competing power plants. However, strong winds sent energy generation…

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