OTFOOL:“Finally 5th in the world? I believe that places Tx behind California and New York State.”
"In 2019, Texas had a total summer capacity of 125,117 MW through all of its power plants, and a net generation of 483,201 GWh. "
“Texas produces and consumes far more electrical energy than any other U.S. state. It generates almost twice as much electricity as the next highest generating state, Florida. Texas has an expanding variety of generating sources to meet consumption growth. Installed wind capacity grew to 28,800 MW and solar capacity grew to 3,100 MW at the end of 2019.[3”
Texas plans to add additional 100,000 MW capacity by 2030 to cover the increased population by then.
Texas leads the country in wind power generation.
“We expect U.S. utility-scale solar generating capacity to grow by 21.5 GW in 2022. This planned new capacity would surpass last year’s 15.5 GW of solar capacity additions, an estimate based on reported additions through October (8.7 GW) and additions scheduled for the last two months of 2021 (6.9 GW). Most planned solar additions in 2022 will be in Texas (6.1 GW, or 28% of the national total), followed by California (4.0 GW).”
“Triple crown: Texas again takes top spot in U.S. electricity, wind and gas-fired power rankings”
"Once again, Texas is clearly the national leader in energy production,
The EIA’s latest State Energy Report notes Texas’ preeminent position in electricity, oil and gas and utility-scale wind energy production. In the latter, according to the EIA, Texas had installed 30.2 GW of wind power by December 2020, or nearly 30 percent of the U.S. wind turbine generation portfolio.
Texas also totaled more than 46,245,000 (46.2 million) MWh in net electricity generation for June 2021, the EIA state report shows. Florida was second at 22.6 million MWh, with Pennsylvania third at 21.4 million MWh."
hmmmm…not only does TX generate more power than FL, it generates TWICE as much as Florida - the next largest generator, and plans to nearly double power generation capacity by 2030
Texas population is growing by leaps and bounds - all the natives fleeing their high tax states for greener territory, plus a million or more border crossers a year with many remaining in TX.