December 18, 2017
The anticipated retirement of several coal-fired power plants, combined with wind capacity additions, will likely mean the total annual amount of electricity produced from wind in Texas’ wholesale market will surpass electricity produced by coal by 201. Based on grid modeling projections by Energy Institute Research Fellow Joshua Rhodes, wind will supplant coal in 2019, when it will become the second-largest source of electricity generation, behind natural gas. In fact, based on additional research included in the Energy Institute’s comprehensive study, the Full Cost of Electricity, renewable energy is likely to provide an even greater percentage of electricity in Texas by 2030. Read more.