Wind Energy in Texas

Find wind data and information in Texas, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Capacity and Generation

Installed Capacity 21,450 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Potential Capacity 1,347,992 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL

Annual Potential Generation
  • 2015 4,885,677 GWh
  • 2020 5,085,832 GWh
  • 2030 5,369,612 GWh
  • 2050 5,623,686 GWh
Source: AWS Truepower, NREL Annual Technology Baseline
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

Wind power potentials reflect the amount of wind power that is technologically possible to have installed in a given region. For more information, see the U.S. wind capacity and potential map and the Wind Vision Report.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Texas.

Training Locations

University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Texas State Technical College - West Texas

Texas Tech University

South Plains College

Amarillo College

Western Texas College

Clarendon College

Eastfield College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Texas.

Regional Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) help address the unique challenges and opportunities of wind energy in key regions of the United States.

The RRC for Texas is National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Texas Offices and Organizations

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 adopts energy codes for single-family residential, commercial, and state-funded buildings.

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.