Texas is the number one state in the United States for wind power generation capacity, and it is far ahead of Iowa, which is in second place. Currently, the total wind power capacity in Texas is close to 31 GW.
According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, Texas also has approximately 6,751 megawatts of installed solar capacity. Although Texas may be widely associated with fossil fuels, the state does a good job in renewable energy.
Texas Electric Reliability Commission ERCOT is a grid operator that provides services to 90% of Texas. It will add nearly 1,700 MW of solar energy by 2020, but if all projects in the later stages of development are completed on time, it may be possible by 2021 An additional 9,000 MW will be added, of which more than 2,200 MW have been approved for grid-connected power generation in 2021.
In 2020, the EROCT grid will add 1,250 MW of installed wind power capacity, but by 2021 the state will add more than 10 GW of wind power capacity.