As a power-hungry Texas looks for more electricity generation, Chamisa Energy thinks a solution is underground: compressed air stored in man-made salt caverns in the Panhandle.
The Santa Fe, N.M.-based company has a 514-acre site near Tulia, a small town 50 miles south of Amarillo, that company officials believe is the right mix of geography, geology and timing.
The technology is not new, but company officials say using it to maximize wind generation would be a first for Texas.
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