Tri Global Energy, a leading US wind energy developer has surpassed 1GW of wind power projects in Texas last year (2017).
The company developed five wind projects in the state, across seven counties which make up roughly 67% of the total wind capacity of Texas. Their last project, the 155MW Fluvanna I, pushed the state’s installed wind power capacity to surpass coal for the first time.
Tri Global Energy Chairman and CEO, John Billingsley said, “We are very pleased to have reached this important milestone. Texas is rich with many energy resources. Wind energy has quickly become a formidable competitor as transmission capacity and markets reform to accommodate greater usage. Yet the real power is in our partnerships with the local communities, which host our wind projects.”
“The success of our community-based business model allows us to positively impact local economies through employment opportunities and tax revenues; generate a substantial rate of return to local community investors; and provide another source of income in the form of wind royalties for both farmers and landowners and other community investors. Through our partnerships with the community managers and the thousands of landowners and community investors participating in our wind projects, we’ve been able to work together to bring about a high level of local support and attention for wind energy.”