City commissioners on Wednesday approved a resolution supporting a study by Duke Energy of the feasibility of building a windmill farm at the site of the county water reservoir at state Highway 146 near Attwater Road in north Texas City. The cost of the project is estimated at more than $200 million, with royalties from the energy sales going to the Gulf Coast Water Authority, which owns the reservoir. The request for the resolution came from the water authority as it enters into an agreement to let Duke Energy conduct the study. Some of the windmills would be in the water, the water authority said in background information given to city commissioners. Read More
Even with the commission’s approval, any construction is far from a reality.