Going Green

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Windpower Electrical Infrastructure for Texas

Texas leads the nation in windpower generation. The problem is that the wind is in West Texas and the population centers are in East Texas. It will take massive investment in infrastructure in order to effeciently and effectively move that power from its source to the point of need. Texas is developing the model that will help pave the way for other states to follow.

Texas mulls power lines needed for more wind farms

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Wind-power supporters called on Texas regulators at a hearing on Wednesday to "aim high" and approve plans for nearly 25,000 megawatts of wind generation while others urged caution before companies invest billions to build new transmission.

Members of the Texas Public Utility Commission are struggling to decide how much new transmission should be built to...(complete article here).

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