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Oncor Secures $1.3 Billion Wind Power Grid Expansion Contract

Oncor Secures $1.3 Billion Wind Power Grid Expansion Contract

The primary operator of North Texas’ electrical grid, Oncor Electric Delivery, has secured a contract to install $1.3 billion worth of electrical transmission lines to join the massive wind farms of West Texas to the State’s grid.

As the American state with the most wind power generation (8,000 megawatt capacity), Texas is seeing a steep increase in the percentage of its power coming from wind farms. In 2007 wind power accounted for 2.9 percent of the electricity generated in Texas and last year it grew to 4.9 percent. Not bad for the oil heartland of America.

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  1. wind4me

    February 18, 2009 at 5:24 am

    most of the corridor from Texas to Canada could be used for WIND POWER if we build transmission lines from the wind farms to the population centers…..I am glad to see TEXAS figure this out, now how about showing the rest of USA that wind farms work!!! Congrats Texas!!!

  2. elmo

    August 19, 2009 at 10:32 am

    wow these things are DOPE

  3. D.P.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Actually, in Texas, most of our wind comes from Austin. The transmission lines are the big deal here. It’s 350 miles from Lubbock, where the wind corridor is the strongest, to Dallas, where the power is needed.

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