WASHINGTON (American Wind Energy Association) – Texas leads the nation in total megawatts of wind-generated energy installed and in megawatts added during the third quarter.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported this week that Texas added 436 megawatts of energy during the third quarter alone, 185 more than that added by the second leading state, Oregon.

The wind farms that comprised this addition to Texas clean energy production were Panther Creek III, Roscoe IV and Sunray II, with 199.5, 197 and 39 megawatts created, respectively.

The state’s total operating wind capacity is at 8,797 megawatts.

Texas wind farms Gulf Wind, Papalote Creek and Penescal II are currently under construction. When completed in 2009 or 2010, they will generate 283.2, 179.9 and 201.6 megawatts of power, respectively.