2022-04-30 Texas Goes Big With Renewables

What’s amazing about Texas is that such a large amount of renewables, especially wind, has been brought online in the last decade. There’s over 30 GW of wind power alone. That’s like a dozen full size power plants.

Also it’s amazing how much water is used by conventional thermal power plants.

<< Reloj del Sol will also save more than 372 million gallons of water each year that would otherwise be used to for cooling traditional power plants, EDPR said. >>

This 209 megawatt wind farm is maybe 10% of a full size power plant and saves this very large amount of water each year. So a full size power plant might use 10 times that much water a year. That would be ten million gallons a day!

See this article for the quote and more.


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