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 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 […]

TEXAS: Don’t Pull the Plug on Renewable Energy in Texas!

Senate Bill 931, which has passed the Senate and is now in the State Affairs Committee of the House, would eliminate Texas’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and make the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) by utilities voluntary, pulling the financial rug out from under the entrepreneurs and investors who have made Texas #1 in […]

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind […]

Wind Coalition Urges No Vote on Texas SB 931

Senate Bill 931 – Abandoning Texas Energy Investors Repeal of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and CREZ Authority SB 931, which would repeal the RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard) and eliminate the still-not-complete CREZ program, represents a massive step backward in Texas successful energy policies.  The bill harms investors who committed capital to Texas renewable generation […]

ERCOT Mobile App Update Offers Real-Time Conditions, Wholesale Prices, and More

From ERCOT – The next generation of the free ERCOT Energy Saver mobile app is now available for Apple and Android devices. The upgrade features a new user interface that includes hourly and real-time system conditions, wholesale prices, and access to other information about ERCOT, the grid and the competitive electric market. “We continue to […]

10,000 Wind Energy Jobs Created (May 2010 Perryman Report)

Texas Study Finds Substantial Economic Benefits and Consumer Savings from Wind Power and CREZ Transmission Plan WACO, Texas (May 20, 2010) – The typical Texas residential consumer is expected to potentially save $160 to $355 annually in electricity bills, once new transmission lines are completed to deliver wind power throughout the state, according to a […]

Statement by Wind Coalition on the Recent Texas Power Outages

The following statement was issued by Paul Sadler, executive director of The Wind Coalition, on the recent power outages: “It has been reported that approximately 50 fossil fuel generating units tripped offline, reducing expected output of approximately 7,000 MW on the electric grid, triggering rolling blackouts. We know these companies and individuals are working tirelessly […]