Texas Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Renewable energy portfolio standard: Texas Utilities Code 39.904
Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Texas state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard.
• Administration and enforcement. The Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) administers the state's renewable energy portfolio standard.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
Texas Utilities Code 39.904
Texas has passed renewable energy portfolio statutes that require renewable energy technologies to be utilized to generate power as follows:
- 2007: 2,280 megawatts (MW)
- 2009: 3,272 MW
- 2011: 4,264 MW
- 2013: 5,256 MW
- 2015: 5,880 MW
At least 500 MW of energy generated from renewable resources must be generated by a renewable energy technology other than wind power. The overall goal is to achieve 10,000 MW of power from renewable energy resources by 2025.
Renewable energy technologies. Renewable energy technologies include those that rely on:
- Solar energy
- Wind energy
- Geothermal energy
- Hydroelectric energy
- Wave energy
- Tidal energy
- Energy derived from biomass or biomass-based waste products, including landfill gas
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