Looks like the new TXU is really moving in a green direction. This is what I was looking for, so let’s hope similar news follows in the future. Today TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp. (NYSE: TXU), announced the purchase of about 209 megawatts of wind power from Airtricity. This will be Airtricity’s third project in Texas and it will use 209 1.0-MW Mitsubishi 1000A turbines. In total, the purchase now brings TXU’s investment in wind to 914 MW (powered by 965 turbines). The farm, known as Roscoe Wind Farm, is currently under construction 45 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas. By my BOE calculations, this news means that the portion of wind in TXU’s total energy portfolio (18,100 MW) is about 5.05%. Five percent of TXU’s energy is generated from wind. It’s not cheap, but this is the direction we need to go. Nice work.
+$300,000,000 Facility Will Provide Power to TXU [doc][Airtricity]
+TXU Adds to Wind Energy Portfolio with 209-MW Deal [TXU]