When you think of Texas energy, you probably think about oil derricks and natural gas pumps. But wind turbines have become a much more prominent part of the landscape of the Lone Star State. Texas leads the nation in electricity generated by wind energy. The May ChooseEnergy.com® Wind Generation Report analyzes the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and shows just how much the state dominates.
Texas produced almost a quarter of the nation’s electricity generated by wind in February — the most recent data released from the EIA. That’s more than twice the amount from the next state, Montana. Here’s the rest of the top 10, in thousand megawatt-hours.