Wind Energy in Texas
Find wind data and information in Texas, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 36,808 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 4,418 MW Source: American Clean Power AssociationSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Texas.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
23 local wind energy ordinances
View current Texas renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
TX Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Denton - 2020
- Georgetown - Powered by 100% renewable electricity as of 2018
WETO R&D Projects
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.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
Texas Offices & Organizations
The Advanced Power Alliance 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 Advanced Power Alliance is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, including portions of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.
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.
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.
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.
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.