A Texas-sized New Wind Project


| 7/23/2008 5:02:53 PM


Tags: wind, electricity, grid,

Texas is already the U.S. leader in wind power with about 5,300 megawatts of installed wind capacity, but that lead is likely to get even bigger thanks to a new multi-billion dollar transmission upgrade that was just approved by Texas regulators.

Transmission capacity is a frequent stumbling block for windy parts of the world that want to put up more wind turbines. That’s because utility-scale wind projects require high voltage lines to carry the electricity where it’s needed. The transmission upgrades in Texas will make it much easier to build new wind power projects because they will help connect windy West Texas with the state’s largest cities.

Read More: 

Texas Approves a $4.93 Billion Wind-Power Project, New York Times, New York Times 

Texas to Spend $4.93 Billion on Transmission Lines for Wind Power, EERE 



 



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