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Wind power in Texas: Quiz


Question 1: This resulted in interruptible customers being cut off and the threat of ________.
Net meteringCoalRolling blackoutWind power

Question 2: Nevertheless, when providing for the generating capacity to meet the peak demand in summer, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the Texas power grid, counts wind at only 8.7% of ________.
Demand responseIntermittent energy sourceWind powerNational Grid (UK)

Question 3: ________
American Council on Renewable EnergyWind power in the United StatesSolar power in the United StatesRenewable energy in the United States

Question 4: state, followed by ________ with 3,670 MW.

Question 5: ________ produces the most wind power of any U.S.

Question 6: Wind power in Texas consists of many wind farms with a total installed ________ of 9,410 MW[1] from over 40 different projects.
Demand responseNational Grid (UK)HydroelectricityIntermittent energy source

Question 7: This project will explore the use of ________, in which excess power could be used to pump air underground for later use in generating electricity.
Compressed-air vehicleInternal combustion engineCompressed-air energy storageCompressed air car

Question 8: ________ began wind energy research in 1970 and led to the formation of the Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) in 1977.
Texas A&M UniversityTarleton State UniversityWest Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University–Kingsville

Question 9: The site, visible to travelers on ________, consists of 107 GE turbines, each rated at 1.5 megawatts.
Interstate Highway SystemInterstate 10Interstate 45Interstate 20

Question 10: In June 2007, Texas was selected by ________ to be home to one of two large-scale wind turbine research and testing facilities, which aims to accelerate the commercial availability of wind power.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyUnited States Department of EnergyOffice of Electricity Delivery and Energy ReliabilityEnergy policy of the United States


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