Gulf Coast wind farms become essential for Texas wind energy


HOUSTON (AP) — Wind farms on the Gulf Coast are becoming important contributors to wind energy in Texas.

Although the generating capacity and wind speeds on the Gulf are lower than those on west Texas wind farms, Gulf wind is more reliable during peak power demand periods in the morning and afternoon, the Houston Chronicle reported .

West Texas produces more than 70 percent of the state's wind energy and accounts for a quarter of the nation's wind power. However, West Texas winds are strongest in the evening when demand is low and weakest during the summer when demand is high, making it a...

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