If Texas were a nation, it would be the sixth-largest wind energy producer in the world after China, USA, Germany, India and Spain. Wind energy is 12.74% of theGrid mix in Texas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the end of 2016, there were more than 100,000 jobs related to the wind industry nationwide, at least one-fifth of them in Texas. With more than 10,000 wind turbines, Texas installed capacity is 21,450 MW, that is more wind power than 25 U.S. states produce from all power sources combined.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas ( ERCOT) says that the start of commercial operations at a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas this month pushed the state’s wind power capacity to more than 20,000 megawatts. Amazon and Johnson & Johnson are two of a growing number of companies getting involved with wind power in Texas. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas, located in Scurry County, Texas, includes over 100 turbines and will generate enough clean energy to power more than 330,000 homes. Johnson & Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health care, agreed to buy 100 megawatts of capacity from a wind-power project in the Texas.