arret Bray, 24, plays the role of part climber, part technician and part electrician for NextEra Energy. Photo credit: Ian Wagreich
Energy innovation is in motion across the plains of Texas. Need proof? See the 400-plus wind turbines in Capricorn Ridge, in the central part of the state.
The turbines are under the watchful eye of technicians who work for Chamber member NextEra Energy. The round-the-clock operation ensures wind-generated electricity continues to flow for parent company Florida Power and Light.
The movement has not only changed the physical landscape, it has created jobs. And harnessing wind energy has propelled scores of tiny traditional ranching communities along the Texas prairie into the 21st century – and injected billions of dollars into local tax coffers.