DALLAS (May 7, 2020) – Newly released data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) shows Dallas-based Tri Global Energy (TGE) continuing as the number one developer of wind energy in Texas. For the first quarter of 2020, AWEA reports 7,060 megawatts (MW) of wind energy under construction and in advanced development, with TGE overseeing 21 percent of that figure.
Additionally, Texas is the nation’s leading producer of wind power and ranks among the top five producers of wind power internationally. TGE also is shown by AWEA as the fifth largest developer of U.S. wind energy for 2019.
“Obviously, the pandemic is the wild card, and there’s not 100 percent certainty on all of its effects – or the timing of those effects,” said John Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Tri Global Energy. “However, renewable energy is a long-term game and has proven and significant impact on economic development. Our experience and partnerships are strong, so we are optimistic that we’ll be able to execute our plan for 2020 and beyond.
“Our industry is asking Washington for support in weathering this crisis by extending the deadlines for project completions under the PTC/ITC and by considering direct payment of tax credits to protect project economics,” added Billingsley. “The consideration we’re seeking should not be political. This support would be very valuable to the industry as we try to maintain our projects and business targets.”
TGE is currently actively expanding beyond Texas with additional projects in development in Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Virginia. In 2019, the company also announced its first utility-scale solar project, Flatland Solar, which was sold to New York-based Silverpeak in March 2020.