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Wind Energy Overview

Houston is a global center for wind energy.
Published on 3/13/18
Houston Wind Energy Overview

Texas ranks first in the country for both installed and under construction wind capacity as of Q3 2017, supporting over 22,000 wind-related jobs, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

  • Installed wind capacity: 22,637 MW
  • Number of wind turbines: 12,494
  • Wind projects under construction: 4,143 MW

Wind energy provided 17 percent of all in-state electricity production in Texas in ’17.

Houston-based companies that have signed a contract to purchase wind power for five years or more include Katalyst Data Management (167,232 kWh annually) and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (75,000 kWh annually).

Wind Energy Companies

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

Roel Gabe Martinez, GISP, CERP
Director, Research
713-844-3619
rmartinez@houston.org

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Wind energy's part of all in-state electricity production in Texas

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Texas ranks #1 in the country for wind capacity

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