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 continues leads the Western Hemisphere in wind energy operations with more than 14,000 megawatts (MW) – 14 gigawatts (GW) – installed across the state as of mid 2015, and almost 8,000 MW under construction -- a wind energy leadership that will exceed 20,000 MW or 20 GW. With wind operations that outpace four continents combined, 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. High voltage transmission investment in Texas for renewable energy has been roughly $9 Billion since 2011.