LUBBOCK, Texas — During this time of year, people use almost 3 times more energy than in the spring, according to Lubbock Power and Light, due to the rising temperature.

But this year — wind energy and natural gas are helping to lower the cost of electricity. 

While West Texas summers are normally hot and calm – which decreases wind turbine production – wind energy production this year it’s seeing record highs. 

“It’s been very hot and windy across the region and that’s bad for us in many ways, but it’s actually good for us in wind production. We are seeing a lot of wind on these hot summer days,” said Xcel Energy spokesman, Wes Reeves. 

Because of these windy days Xcel Energy has been

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