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Texas #1 Again in Oil, Natural Gas, and Electricity Production

  • By Admin
  • September 27, 2021
  • 62 Views

Texas leads the nation in energy production, once again – number 1 in oil, natural gas, and electricity production.  In addition, Texas had installed 30.2 GW of wind power by December 2020, ~30% of the nation’s wind turbine generation portfolio and natural gas generates ~51% of the state’s power.  In June 2021, Texas totaled more than 46,245,000 (46.2 million) MW-hours in net electricity generation, Florida was 2nd at 22.6 million MW-hours, and Pennsylvania 3rd at 21.4 million MW-hours.

Texas has connections with several grids, but their primary grid system operator is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which has limited connection to other grids. This flaw with their system was dramatically realized this winter when a freezing storm impacted power generation and resulted in the loss of 52 GW of electricity capacity.  ERCOT and other state utility entities have vowed to not let this happen again.

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