Location: Waco, TX
The city of Waco became energy deregulated In 1999 when Texas passed Senate Bill 7. This bill effectively broke apart most of the state’s public utilities. Except for a few cities like Austin and San Antonio, nearly all of Texas has energy deregulation. Waco is located about half-way between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River. The city has a population of 124,805 and the metro area have over 200,000 residents. Along with the rest of Texas, Waco has an abundance of energy sources. Below you can find more information on Waco's energy usage, sources, solar, and electricity rates.
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Solar Score for Waco, TX
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Waco, TX residents and businesses of 68/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Waco, TX
Texas produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Texas leads the nation in producing crude oil, natural gas, and overall energy production
- Texas has 29 oil refineries that can produce over 5 million barrels of crude oil per day
- TX leads the nation in natural gas production and hold 25% of all the natural gas reserves in the US
- A rapidly growing wind energy initiative in TX has resulted in in 18,500 mW of installed capacity
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