Wind power in Texas – Quick facts

Texas has more installed wind turbines than any other US state. At the end of 2021, Texas accounted for nearly 26 percent of the U.S. total wind-powered electricity generation.

Roscoe wind farm, located 45 miles south-west of Abilene in Texas, is the largest onshore wind farm in the world, with a total capacity of 782 MW.

High Plains region in Texas, which covers 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas, is an area with more than 11,000 installed wind turbines.

Texans who get their energy from wind farms in the High Plains region usually pay less for electricity than people in other areas of the state.

In 2022, wind power account for approximately 21% of the Texas’ power generation.

At the end of 2022, Texas had approximately 30.5 GW of installed wind power capacity.

Texas needs significant infrastructure upgrades to state’s transmission network in order to ship out energy produced by wind in some of the high-population areas of the state.

For more than a decade, wind power has been the fastest-growing source of energy in Texas’ power grid.

Wind power is the second most important energy source in the state of Texas, trailing only natural gas.

Despite the fact that Texas is nation’s wind energy leader, the state still doesn’t have any offshore wind project.