Texas Wind, Not Texas Tea

The current population of the state of Texas is estimated to be 29.10 million people. In November 2018, state utilities used natural gas (45.2%), coal (26.6%), renewable energy (18.70%) and nuclear (9.5%) to generate electricity.

In the 1950s, Texas was once known for its “Texas Tea” or oil. Today, oil production in the state is declining. However, Texas leads the nation in wind-powered electricity generation and state utilities are developing new wind farms at a torrid pace.

Xcel Energy has announced that the Hale Wind Project has installed over one-fourth of the 239 wind turbines. The 269 MW wind farm is in Plainview Texas, approximately 300 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas. The Hale Wind Project is scheduled to begin power generation in June 2019.

Xcel Energy is a utility holding company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company provides electricity to 3.3 million customers in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. The company has been developing utility scale wind projects for almost two decades.

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