The Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse is a membership organization representing the diverse range of stakeholders in the world’s most intensive wind energy development state. The Clearinghouse serves as an information exchange for landowner issues, industrial development, workforce recruitment & skills development, community economic development, wind energy operations recruitment & enhancement, and many other topics.
Texas leads the Western Hemisphere in wind energy operations with more than 12,000 megawatts (MW) – 12 gigawatts (GW) – installed across the state as of early 2014. Texas is the most intensive wind energy development region in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the Top Three most intensive development regions in the world, a leadership role that will intensify with the 2013 completion of transmission expansion through the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission line construction -- and continuing with additional private transmission expansions to distant markets. In fact, more than 7,000 MW of additional wind energy projects are under construction across Texas -- bringing the Texas wind energy total to 20,000 MW.