Wind Energy in Texas

Find wind data and information in Texas, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Texas funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Texas from the dropdown menu.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 24,899 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 5,322 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Texas

The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Texas.

Training Locations

University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

South Plains College

Texas State Technical College - West Texas

Texas Tech University

Austin Community College

Amarillo College

Clarendon College

Eastfield College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Texas.

Policies & Incentives


24 local wind energy ordinances

Texas Incentives

View current Texas renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (extra credit for solar or customer-sited renewables)
5,880.0 MW by 2015

Texas Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.

Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.

Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility

The Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility, located at Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute Research Center in Lubbock, Texas, is the first public facility to use multiple wind turbines to measure turbine performance in a wind farm environment. Funded by the Energy Department, SWiFT partners with industry and academia to reduce turbine-to-turbine interaction and wind plant underperformance, develop advanced wind turbine rotors, and improve the validity of advanced simulation models.

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance

Join thought leaders from across the utility industry and renewable energy sectors in creating a vision for the grid of the future and advocating for its implementation. The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance provides a platform for a diverse renewable energy industry membership to connect through conferences, in-person events, policy information, and business development networking opportunities.

Texas State Energy Conservation Office

The Texas State Energy Conservation Office partners with Texas local governments, county governments, public K-12 schools, public institutions of higher education, and state agencies to reduce utility costs and maximize efficiency. The Innovative Energy Demonstration Program promotes the use of renewable energy in Texas.

The Wind Coalition

The Wind Coalition is the industry trade association created to promote the development of the wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Wind Coalition is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, which include Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.