The Consumer and Societal Benefits of Wind Energy in Texas


Texas wind energy provides the state with $3.3 billion in societal benefits per year.

These benefits include reducing the cost of producing electricity, protecting consumers from increases in the price of other fuels, and reducing public health costs by eliminating harmful pollution.

By protecting against electricity and fuel price increases and reducing the need to operate the most expensive power plants, wind energy provides Texas consumers with $1.2 billion per year in gross benefits.

These benefits are in addition to the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development wind energy brings to Texas.

This report explores the benefits of wind power both on Texas consumers, and the Texas community – plus a look at wind’s benefits on an hourly basis.