By the end of next year, ten percent of the electricity distributed by BTU will come from wind sources.
That’s the result of entering a 25 year agreement with the owner of a new wind farm being built along the Mexican border.
General Manager Gary Miller says it is a bonus that they’re using a renewable source to meet peak demand the next two to three years.
Miller says when the wind isn’t blowing, BTU has people working 24-7 making up for that loss.
BTU will buy enough power from the Starr County wind farm equal to 9,000 homes, which is similar to a contract with a provider near Corpus Christi.
Click below for comments from Gary Miller, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.