Hale Wind Farm is located outside of Petersburg and south of Plainview.

Why is the Texas grid causing high plains to shut down their wind turbines

Lubbock – the state’s High Plains region, which covers 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas, is home to more than 11,000 wind turbines – the largest of any area in the state.

The area could generate enough wind energy to power at least 9 million homes. Experts say the extra power could help provide much-needed stability to the electric grid during high-energy summers like this one, and even lower Texas electricity bills in other parts of the state.

But a large part of the electricity produced in the highlands remains there for a simple reason: it cannot be transported elsewhere. Despite the increasing sophistication of wind energy production in Texas, the state’s transmission network will need significant upgrades to the charging infrastructure for the energy produced in the region.

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