Wind power has increased in Texas. In the first quarter of 2017, wind generations accounted for almost 23% of the state’s power generation.
Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, shared, “It’s just one more data point in renewables’ march to greater market share.”
Wind is now a competitor to natural gas and coal in Texas. And because turbine operators have no fuel cost, wind power is usually dispatched before coal and gas.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-rise-of-