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2:27 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Texas Sets Wind Power Record

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Texas generated the most wind power in its history earlier this month, as more coastal wind farms come online. On October 7, the state generated 7,400 megawatts of wind power, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Fifteen percent of all electricity on the ERCOT grid, which covers 85 percent of Texas, was coming from wind power on that day. The previous record, set in June, was 7,355 megawatts.

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Business
1:23 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Fraud Charges In Jonestown Wind Energy Project

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A wind energy project in Jonestown is on hold after Charlie Malouff Jr., the founder of CM Energies and a former staffer at the state comptroller's office, Mary Jo Woodall, were arrested amid fraud allegations.

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Austin
12:14 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Austin Energy Considers Wind Power Deal

Austin Energy plans to seek approval from the Austin City Council to contract with wind turbine companies along the Texas coastline.
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Officials at Austin Energy are studying a couple of bids that could let the utility buy wind power generated along the Texas Coast.

City Council approval by mid-September could move the utility toward negotiations for 20 or 25-year contracts with two undisclosed companies.

Current prices for wind power fall between $35-$45 per megawatt hour, compared to the current price for natural gas at $36-$44 per megawatt hour.

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