Texas is a huge energy market and is at the center of the energy revolution. It is responsible for 10 percent of the U.S.’s electricity consumption, making it the greatest electricity consuming state in the U.S. Several of its major cities are engaged in various stages of smart cities initiative, utilizing smart meters, demand response, PHEVs, clean/renewable energy, etc. Texas has the largest installed capacity (14,098 megawatts which is 21.4 percent of the nation’s total) of wind energy in the U.S. and several solar farms are located in Texas, including a few near San Antonio.
Few destinations provide a sense of place like San Antonio, Texas. Here, the bell towers of Spanish colonial missions have greeted mornings for almost 300 years. Mexican, European and Western cultures blend into a unique personality, and in the heart of it all, you’ll find a downtown core with a river running through it.
Much of the city’s unforgettable landscape has grown along the banks of the River Walk where stone paths run aside the San Antonio River connecting hotels, restaurants, shops and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. San Antonio recently extended the River Walk to link even more attractions including museums, public art installations, Spanish colonial missions and the Pearl, a former brewery reborn into an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Famed for Tex-Mex, San Antonio is gaining attention as the nation’s next big culinary destination. From notable restaurants to the new Culinary Institute of America, there’s something to satiate every palate. San Antonio is the perfect place to start a Texas Hill Country adventure. With working ranches, trail rides, hiking, birding, river floats, the Texas Wine Trail and small, historic towns, the Hill Country provides a true Texas experience. Plus, over 50 golf courses and theme parks like SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, make the city a wonderful place for families to tag along. There’s much more to experience in San Antonio.