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Oncor project will provide wind power to North Texas
Green business career opportunities abound in North Texas, where the first steel tower has been erected that will be part of a renewable power generation project spearheaded by Oncor Electric Delivery.
The 100-foot-tall steel tower also marks the start of an 800-mile, 3,800-tower chain of high-voltage transmission lines designed to carry wind-generated electricity from West Texas, according to Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
"It's a green project," Oncor spokeswoman Carol Peters said, quoted by the news provider, adding, "it's a totally Texas-based project."
The source also quotes statistics from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas which suggest the state is the first in the nation in wind power generation, which met about 5 percent of its electricity demand last year.
These types of projects offer employment opportunities for individuals with a variety of skills, from steelworkers and construction specialists to environmental engineers and scientists.
Those who would like to acquire marketable skills may enroll in one of many masters or doctoral programs in environmental sciences available at institutions around the country.
Government estimates suggests that employment of environmental scientists and engineers will grow briskly at 25 percent per year, with top salaries exceeding $100,000.