Amazing wind power in Texas
A couple of months ago, back in March, the price of electricity in Texas felt towards zero and then actually went into negative zero for many hours. This is no joke, it is actually a true story.
The reasons why this happened, well there are a few.
Firstly Texas is an electricity island the state itself is self-sufficient when it comes to electricity and has been for over 10 years. Texas runs on electricity grid which doesn’t connect with those that serve other the states, and in that, it is self-sufficient. Being an island Texas has greater control over its electricity market this is a huge positive because other power outages in other states will not affect Texas.
Another reason is the fact that Texas has much more wind power than any other state in USA. Just last year wind was 4% of electricity produced in the hall of the United States of America. Texas has no wind capacity than any other state and got 9% of its electricity from wind alone in 2014 but this again and to state how the wind influences the power that we get today. Electricity has a great demand over the course of the day, we’ll take electricity for granted from the moment we switch on the light, to taking care of our lawns and trees in our gardens to when we put our smart phones on charge. We will rely on electricity to live.
Another positive about wind turbines is the fact that they don’t need fuel, once the turbine is up and working there is no other cost that you need to put towards it, it just makes the money for you. In this case, in the form of electricity.
So, bottom line, if you are lucky enough to live in a state of Texas, then power outages will be few and far between.