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Wind Energy

Why Is Wind Power So Successful in Texas?

The success of the wind industry in Texas can be attributed in great part to the state’s deregulated electricity sector. Customers can choose their electricity providers freely, and this creates intense price competition among power generation companies – since wind turbines achieve some of the lowest kilowatt-hour prices in the industry, they are an obvious choice for large-scale generation.

Wind power demonstrated its reliability during the heatwave that affected Texas in July 2021, and farmers have obtained an excellent income source by renting portions of their land to wind power developers. (Source : Quick Electricity.)

Pampa is known to have some of the best wind resources in the nation. Topping the charts for annual average Class 4 wind speeds, the Texas Panhandle is one of the windiest regions in the U.S.