Wind Power Provides Military ‘Air Support’

With new “air support” from TXU Energy, Dyess Air Force Base is now being powered by the wind under what the company said is the largest single Renewable Energy contract in U.S. history.

Abilene, Texas – February 11, 2003 [] TXU Energy and Dyess Air Force Base said that a wind power contract will provide 100 percent of the energy needs for the base for two years, which is estimated at 78 million kWh annually. The contract will help the base meet and surpass Air Force and government Renewable Energy goals. “TXU Energy is pleased to be the provider for the largest consumer purchase of wind energy in U.S. history,” said Rob McCoy, Retail president, TXU Energy. “TXU Energy has been a national leader in wind development for years and we look forward to more opportunities for wind purchases in the future.” TXU Energy is the largest purchaser of wind energy in the Southwest United States and the fourth largest in the nation. Current Renewable Energy purchases power the annual needs of more than 81,000 Texas homes through purchases of wind energy from 440 of Texas’ 1,000-plus wind turbines as well as from landfill gas operations.
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