Nestled in the heart of Nueces County, Texas, near Corpus Christi, the Chapman Ranch Wind Farm uses the Gulf Coast's mighty winds to feed clean energy into the electric grid. The wind turbines on the Ranch can generate up to 249 MW of clean energy each year, which is enough to power 64,000 homes.
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The U.S. has set a goal to reach 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035, and to be net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. When you sign up for a Chapman Ranch Wind Plan, you’re making a statement about how you see the energy future, and you’re investing in local business.
You’re empowering more wind farms like Chapman to get built around the state, further helping Texas' economy and the planet’s health.
With Rhythm’s Chapman Ranch Plan, you’ll know that your energy choice is supporting a local energy generator and empowering more wind farms like Chapman to get built around the state, further helping Texas' economy and the planet’s health.
Chapman Ranch sits on a Farm Road, seven miles south of Corpus Christi in southeastern Nueces County. It is named for a family that purchased 34,000 acres of the King Ranch in 1919.
Wind energy (or wind power) describes the process of using wind to generate electricity. Wind turbines work on a simple principle: instead of using electricity to make wind—like a fan—wind turbines use wind to make electricity. Wind turns the propeller-like blades of a turbine around a rotor, which spins a generator, which creates electricity.
Wind is a renewable and clean energy source, with lots of perks. Using wind to produce energy means fewer effects on the environment, a reduction in the amount of electricity generation from fossil fuels, lower total air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, wind is a big job creator in Texas. Roughly 120,000 people nationwide are employed in the industry.
When electricity is produced by renewable generators (like solar and wind), it enters the electric grid—essentially taking the place that dirty energy could have been. But electricity isn’t the only thing created by these generators. For every MWh of power produced, exactly 1 Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is created. RECs are like a receipt for the benefits associated with renewable energy. At Rhythm, we match your kWh use with RECs, so you know your energy choice is supporting Texas-based renewable energy generation. Learn more about RECs by watching this video from the EPA.