Energy is Good for Texas
Texas has led the U.S. in wind energy over the past 17 years, largely because its abundant space and optimal wind conditions make it an ideal location to capture this resource.
In 2022, Texas wind generated 40,556 megawatts (MW), accounting for more than 26 percent of all U.S. wind-sourced electricity.
In 2011, Texas became the first state to reach 10,000 MW of wind generating capacity and remained the only state with that capacity until 2020.
In 2023, wind represented 28.6 percent of Texas energy generation, second to natural gas (41.8 percent).
There are 239 wind-related projects in Texas and more than 15,300 wind turbines, the most of any state.
Texas wind power generation surpassed the state's nuclear generation in 2014 and coal-fired generation in 2020.
Wind Electric Power
Generation Jobs, 2022
Average Annual Wage for
Wind Electric Power Generation Jobs
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Wind Electric Power Generation, 2021
Hundreds of individual turbines often are grouped together to create wind farms. The Roscoe Wind Complex, made up of four wind farms, is collectively one of the largest wind farms in the U.S. and is spread across 100,000 acres and four counties. Roscoe, the second largest wind farm in Texas, has 627 wind turbines and is capable of providing wind- generated energy to over 194,000 homes. The Roscoe Wind Complex has remitted more than $92 million in local taxes since 2008.
|Name||County||Installed Capacity (MW)|
|Los Vientos Wind Farm I-V||Starr and Willacy||912|
|Roscoe Wind Complex||Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan and Scurry||782|
|Javelina Wind Energy Center||Webb and Duval||749|
|Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center||Taylor and Nolan||736|
|Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm||Coke and Sterling||663|
|Sweetwater Wind Farm||Nolan||585|
|Buffalo Gap Wind Farm||Nolan and Taylor||523|
|Spinning Spur||Oldham and Potter||516|
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
This is one in a series of reports the Comptroller has prepared on energy in Texas.
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