Friday, January 4, 2013
West Texas Wind Farm
Wind is a highly variable resource, however, and with proper understanding it can be readily incorporated as a part of the state's electric utility generation mix. This fact has already been recognized by Texas wind developers and electric utilities active in the state's nascent industry. The Panhandle, mountainous parts of West Texas, and perhaps even the lower Gulf Coast, contain areas with winds presently suitable for electric power generation. The number of commercially attractive sites will only expand as development costs continue to drop, wind turbine technology improves and government tax incentives exist.