Two Texas wind energy leaders win 2011 Public Power Award

(Note: Submitted to DOE’s blog by Western’s Renewable Energy Program Manager Randy Manion.)

With their successful and creative use of wind power, Texas’ CPS Energy and Denton Municipal Electric beat out 15 other nominees to win the 2011 Public Power Award on June 21, reported the Department of Energy’s blog.

The winners

The two energy providers won for their outstanding contributions in the industry, specifically:

CPS Energy, based in San Antonio, Texas, provides 10 percent of its total energy through its voluntary Windtricity program—and expects to increase this to 20 percent by 2020.

Denton Municipal Electric of Denton, Texas, purchased enough wind power—539,000 MWh—from the Wolf Ridge Wind Farm last fiscal year to power about 49,450 homes. In just one year, Denton’s purchase has reduced air pollution by preventing the release of 424,128 tons of carbon dioxide, 206 tons of nitrogen oxide and 1,257 tons of sulfur dioxide emissions.

The annual Public Power Award, sponsored by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Powering America initiative and the American Public Power Association, recognizes public power utility companies at the forefront of developing America’s vast wind resources and providing affordable electricity to customers. The program is managed by Western’s Renewable Energy Program.


  • By High Pressure Pumps, July 18, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    I wonder where the wind farms are located. I have seen some in Texas but near Kingsville.

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  • By Kimberly Buat, November 15, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Congrats for Winning of Power Award

  • By solar air, January 7, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    It is always good to see recognition for those at the sharp end of alternative energy, Congratulations

  • By, May 1, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    alternative energy is one acceptable energy in our future!

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