Tag Archives: Texas

Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand

August 17, 2015 Source: EIA, based on Note: Data for 2015 are preliminary. During the recent heat wave in Texas, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the electric grid covering most of the state, set a new record for electricity use when demand for electricity reached 69.8 gigawatts (GW) between 4:00 […]

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

February 19, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the (ERCOT) In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from wind generation, according to the grid’s operator, the that have allowed more wind power to flow through the system to consumers. Source: U.S. Energy Information […]

Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013

November 5, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Department of Labor, Note: Oil and natural gas production jobs comprise the North American Industry Classifications System (NAICS) categories for oil and gas extraction, support activities for oil and gas operations, and drilling oil and gas wells. Texas added more than 19,000 new private […]

North Dakota and Texas now provide nearly half of U.S. crude oil production

July 1, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly U.S. crude production in April 2014 was 8.4 million barrels per day (bbl/d), with two states, Texas and North Dakota, accounting for nearly half of this total. Texas production topped 3.0 million bbl/d for the first time since the late 1970s, more than doubling […]

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion

June 24, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the for electricity prices Curtailments of wind generation on the Texas electric grid have steadily dropped since 2011 as more than 3,500 miles of transmission lines have been built, largely as a result of the state’s (CREZ) program. Occurrences of wind-related negative real-time electricity prices […]

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