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Title: Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas

Abstract

Texas has approximately 9,727 MW of wind energy capacity installed, making it a global leader in installed wind energy. As a result of the significant investment the wind industry has brought to Texas, it is important to better understand the economic development impacts of wind energy in Texas. This report analyzes the jobs and economic impacts of 1,000 MW of wind power generation in the state.The impacts highlighted in this report can be used in policy and planning decisions and can be scaled to get a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other wind scenarios. This report can also inform stakeholders in other states about the potential economic impacts associated with the development of 1,000 MW of new wind power generation and the relationships of differentelements in the state economy.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1022293
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-50400
TRN: US201118%%341
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; CAPACITY; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMIC IMPACT; PLANNING; TEXAS; WIND POWER; wind; Texas; jobs; economics; JEDI; turbines

Citation Formats

Reategui, S, and Hendrickson, S. Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1022293.
Reategui, S, & Hendrickson, S. Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas. United States. doi:10.2172/1022293.
Reategui, S, and Hendrickson, S. Mon . "Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas". United States. doi:10.2172/1022293. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1022293.
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title = {Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas},
author = {Reategui, S and Hendrickson, S},
abstractNote = {Texas has approximately 9,727 MW of wind energy capacity installed, making it a global leader in installed wind energy. As a result of the significant investment the wind industry has brought to Texas, it is important to better understand the economic development impacts of wind energy in Texas. This report analyzes the jobs and economic impacts of 1,000 MW of wind power generation in the state.The impacts highlighted in this report can be used in policy and planning decisions and can be scaled to get a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other wind scenarios. This report can also inform stakeholders in other states about the potential economic impacts associated with the development of 1,000 MW of new wind power generation and the relationships of differentelements in the state economy.},
doi = {10.2172/1022293},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
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