El Paso Electric is a Texas-based public utility company, engaging in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Its energy sources consist of nuclear fuel, natural gas, purchased power, solar and wind turbines.
Does El Paso have a nuclear power plant?
El Paso Electric has long been a leader in nuclear power, beginning with the formation of the Arizona Nuclear Power Project in 1972. Three units became operational at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, near Phoenix, in 1988, making the plant the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
What is the main source of electricity in Texas?
Texas produces the most wind power of any U.S. state. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), wind power accounted for at least 15.7% of the electricity generated in Texas during 2017, as wind was 17.4% of electricity generated in ERCOT, which manages 90% of Texas’s power.