The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced Dallas-based US renewable energy company Tri Global Energy (TGE) the leading wind developer in Texas for the fifth year in a row in its fourth quarter (Q4) 2018 market report.

The AWEA report showed that TGE has an estimated 2,689MW of combined project capacity throughout Texas, six times more than any other company in the state. TGE is also ranked fourth in the US for wind development.

TGE chair and CEO John Billingsley said: “The TGE team continued its track record of strong execution in 2018. 2018 also was one of our best years for initiating new renewable energy development projects, which will power the company’s growth through 2021 and beyond.

“We should continue or even better our competitive performance during the next several years, given our pipeline of expansion projects.

“Wind energy has taken off, and as the largest renewable generation capacity of all renewables, wind energy is now enabling US industry growth and US competitiveness.”

Texas is currently the leading state in the US for wind power. Of the 96,488MW of wind capacity currently installed in the US, 24,899MW is in Texas alone, more than triple of second place Oklahoma (8,072MW). Of this, 2,359MW was added in 2018, more than double the wind capacity added by second-place Iowa (1,120MW).

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