Citing stats from the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) Second-Quarter 2015 Market Report, Tri Global Energy (TGE), a Dallas-based utility-scale renewable energy company, claims it continues as the leading developer of wind energy projects in Texas.
TGE says that with over 2,400 MW of wind generation projects currently under construction in the state, the company's wind projects represent about a third of all wind power projects currently being developed in Texas and nearly 18% of all wind projects nationally. (Of course, the AWEA report shows that other developers, such as Apex Clean Energy and Invenergy, are also developing wind projects in Texas.)
‘All signs point to the continued strong growth in demand for renewable energy, and we are aggressively working to expand our participation in the market for wind energy,’ comments John Billingsley, chairman and CEO of TGE.
‘We're also encouraged by the initial moves in Congress to extend the production tax credit and investment tax credit, which help put renewable energy projects on a more equal footing with fossil fuels,’ adds Billingsley.
Currently, there are more than 100 wind projects under construction in 24 states representing more than 13,600 MW of capacity. Texas leads the nation in wind project construction, followed by Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and North Dakota, according to AWEA's report, which was released in July.