Scientists at UT predict that by 2019, the state will get more energy from wind than coal.
Wind capacity is expected to increase by nearly 4,000 MW by 2018, meaning wind capacity will soon exceed coal capacity in Texas. Given current capacity factors for the respective technologies, it’s conceivable that energy generation from wind could possibly overtake coal in the near future.
Source: UT Austin Energy Institute. For more, contact Dr. Joshua Rhodes, research fellow.