State Policy Wind Power

Wind Energy is growing in popularity and becoming more in demand than ever before. With the popularity of wind power more jobs are being created for Americans. Right now, 29 states have renewable electricity standards, and seven states have renewable energy goals.

AWEA shows Texas Stat Policy as follows. Texas leads the U.S. states in installed wind capacity thanks to good market policies, high electricity demand, and a great wind resource.  Wind development got underway when the Texas state legislature passed a modest renewable energy standard (RES) in 1999, requiring utilities to begin to diversify their electricity sources.  Then, in 2005, the legislature both strengthened the RES and added the landmark transmission policy calling for the creation of Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ), which allowed for movement of electricity from wind-rich west Texas to the heavy load centers further east and south.

As a result of such strong policies, in 2009 Texas surpassed its renewable energy targets.  In 2010, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) generated about 8% of its  electricity from wind; on some days, ERCOT now secures as much as 25% of its electricity from wind.

According to the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC), wind in Texas has saved consumers money.  The PUC Scope of Competition 2009 Report to the Texas Legislature said, “For each additional 1,000 MW of wind that was produced, the analysis showed that the clearing price in the balancing energy market fell by $2.38.”

Source: AWEA to find out information about state wind policy check out AWEA and DSIRE



Myth Busting

Myth: Wind Power is not creating jobs in America

Fact: U.S. wind industry employs more than 75,000 people in 2011


Myth:  Wind is expensive

Fact: Investment in a wind turbine system can be completely returned in a two year time period on average. Several grant programs and funding methods are currently available, not to mention the federal and state tax incentives associated with implementation of new and necessary energy sources.


Myth:  Wind energy is not growing

Fact: In 2011 Wind energy increased by 27%


Myth:  Wind energy does not have many benefits

Fact:  Coal is a limited resource just like oil. And both are detrimental to the environment, not to mention individual health. Wind turbines provide clean, quiet and efficient energy using the most renewable natural resource on the planet.


Wind Power for Your Business – Green Movement

There are many benefits of using wind power for your business. One of these benefits is making your business green. Even if your business isn’t environmentally green by nature you can make it green by using wind power. As the green movement grows many people prefer to use green businesses as much as possible. By using wind power your business will capture the attention of this popular crowd. For more tips and ideas about being green visit Kerry Kisslinger Green Living Blog.

Wind Power- America’s Choice!

89% of American voters (84% of Republicans, 88% of Independents and 93% of Democrats)  believe increasing the amount of energy the nation gets from wind is a good idea.

The reason why so many American’s choose wind power is due to the fact that wind power doesn’t just generate electricity. It also adds a new source of steady income to farmers and ranchers.

Wind Energy: An Intelligent Approach Towards Meeting Our Engery Needs

The prices of energy from conventional sources are on an ever upward spiral. As cost continue to rise and non-renewable sources of fuel become less available, investments in energy alternatives become increasingly attractive. When combined with the available tax incentives wind energy offers an excellent return-on-investment especially when compared to other investment opportunities.

Wind energy is today’s leading alternative energy source for the generation of electricity. Ecologically safe, non-polluting, definitely renewable, energy from the wind is a technology whose time has come.

If you are looking for a cost-effective energy source, contact us. or call us Toll-Free (855) 577-WIND


Wind is Affordable

  • Wind Power is clean, renewable and affordable
  • Wind is free so the long-term value for businesses and families is protected
  • The cost of Wind Power has dropped over the years due to better technology and efficient manufacturing
  • No one knows when prices of coal and natural gas will spike but wind energy remains steady
  •  A study from Duke and Georgia Tech found that the Southeast could save $23 billion by 2030 by investing in renewable energy


Small Business Owners Want to Go Green

We recently stumbled across this article showing that most small business owners believe federal clean-energy investment helps drive job creation and economic growth. Read more:

ES Wind Power is committed to helping businesses maintain cost effectiveness and efficiency by utilizing wind turbines as their primary source of energy. If your business is looking to go green and cut cost, contact ES Wind Power!