Texas Generation Capacity Under Renewable Energy Credit Program Grows to 29 Gigawatts: ERCOT Report

The Texas renewable energy credit, or REC, program currently has a registered capacity of nearly 28.7 gigawatts, including 2.2 gigawatts derived from non-wind technologies, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc.’s annual report released on May 15. Offset generation accounts have a registered capacity of nearly 290 megawatts.

  • The total amount of energy generated by resources tracked by the REC program for 2018 reached 77,889,518 megawatt-hours, an increase of about 12 percent from the prior year.
  • The current capacity exceeds the 2025 renewable energy goal of 10,000 megawatts, as well as the non-wind target of 500 megawatts. 
  • In 2017, the region had a registered capacity of about 26.3 gigawatts of total capacity, including 1.5 gigawatts of non-wind and 290 megawatts of offset accounts.
  • The REC Program tracks renewable generation in Texas, including non-ERCOT regions.