ERCOT, the main electric grid operator in Texas, could have as much as 28.5GW of nameplate wind energy generation installed within its service territory at the end of 2019, almost an 11GW increase from 17.6GW in place on 1 January this year.

ERCOT, which serves about 90% of the state’s electric load, already has more wind energy generation capacity than the next two leading states combined – Iowa (6.91GW) and Oklahoma (6.64GW) – and all but five countries after China, US, Germany, India and Spain.