You may not be aware, but Texas has more wind power installations than any other states in the U.S. These account for close to ten percent of the state’s total electricity generation, so it is well worth it. This has allowed utilities to offer something truly amazing to their customers: free electricity.
Those words sound pretty awesome to me. Some power companies in Texas are giving people free electricity at night because these wind farms are generating so much energy. It’s a real win for the customer.
TXU Energy is one of the companies that’s offering its customers free energy. From 9 pm to 6 am people can use as much as they like without any charge. They pay slightly higher rates during the daytime. This means that customers can keep usage at a minimum during the day and then use power hungry appliances like washing machines and dishwashers at night when it doesn’t cost them anything. It’s pretty awesome.
At night wind blows stronger and wind farms take full advantage of this, producing electricity that’s really inexpensive since it’s abundant and gets federal tax breaks. Wind power generated in the state has to be consumed within the state since the electricity grid barely connects to the national grid. In fact Texas has the largest deregulated electricity market in the United States with dozens of retail power companies offering similar incentives to customers. I may have to move to Texas.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News