Aug
13
2010

Texas Wind Power Is Not So Powerful

This week, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which regulates the flow of electricity to 21 million consumers in the state, released some startling data about Texas’s power usage and the role of wind.

What did we learn?

We learned that wind power is simply not a reliable source of energy – even in a state like Texas, which has spent more money on wind electricity generation than any other state in the country.

Texas is capable of producing 9,317 megawatts of electricity from their wind turbines. Using the American Wind Energy Association’s calculations, Texas has invested billions into