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Operating Oklahoma Wind Farms

Projects are listed in order of commercial operation)

Operating Oklahoma Wind Farms
Name County Size (MW) Turbine type Turbine Model First Year of Operation
Oklahoma Wind LLC Harper, Woodward 102 GE 1.5 2003
Blue Canyon Caddo, Comanche 74.0 Vestas NM72, 1.65 2003
Blue Canyon II Caddo, Comanche 150.0 Vestas V80, 1.8 2005
Weatherford Custer, Washita 147 GE 1.5 2005
Centennial Wind Farm Harper 120 GE sle 1.5 2007
Sleeping Bear Harper 94.5 Suzlon S88, 2.1 2008
Buffalo Bear Harper 19.0 Suzlon S88, 2.1 2008
Red Hills Wind Roger Mills, Custer 123.0 Acciona 1.5 2009
Blue Canyon V Caddo, Comanche 99.0 GE sle 1.5 2009
OU Spirit Windfarm Woodward 101.2 Siemens SWT-2.3-93 2009
Elk City I Roger Mills, Beckham 98.9 Siemens 2.3 2009
Elk City II Roger Mills, Beckham 100.8 GE 1.5 & 1.6 2010
Keenan II Renewable Energy Woodward 151.8 Siemens SWT-2.3-101 2010
Minco Wind Grady 99.2 GE 1.6 2010
Minco Wind II Grady, Caddo 100.8 GE xle 1.5 2011
Blue Canyon VI Caddo 99.0 Vestas 1.8 2011
Taloga Wind Dewey 129.6 Mitsubishi MWT95 2.4 MW 2012
Rocky Ridge Kiowa, Washita 150.0 GE 1.6 2012
Crossroads Dewey 228.0 Siemens SWT 2.3 & 3.0 2012
Big Smile Wind Farm Roger Mills, Beckham 132.0 Acciona NA 2012
Chisholm View Garfield, Grant 235.0 GE   2012
Canadian Hills Canadian 300.0 Mitsubishi
REPower
MWT102 2.4
MM92 2.05

2012

Blackwell Kay 60.0 NA NA 2012
DeWind Novus Texas 80 DeWind D9.2, 2.0 2012
DeWind Novus II Texas 80 DeWind D9.2, 2.0 2012
Minco 3 Canadian, Caddo 101 GE 1.6 2012
Total   3,175      
Oklahoma Wind Farms Under Construction
Origin Murray & Carter 150 NA NA 2014
Total   150      

Oklahoma Wind Farms with PPA's

Osage County Wind Osage 150 GE 1.6 2014
Kay County Wind Kay 200 NA NA 2015
Balko Wind Beaver 300 NA NA 2015
Arbuckle Wind Murray, Carter 100 NA NA 2016
Goodwell Texas 200 NA NA  
Seiling Dewey 198.9 NA NA  
Mammoth Plains Dewey/Blaine 199 NA NA  
Total   1,247.9      

newMap of Operating & Proposed Wind Projects in Oklahoma Source: Kansas Energy Information Network, February 2014 (PDF, 230 kB)

Wisconsin Wind Projects.

Nebraska Wind Projects.

Map of Operating Oklahoma wind farms, Source: Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce, Dec. 2009.

Oklahoma Wind Energy Center

Harper & Woodward Counties, Oklahoma - This 102 MW project of Florida Power and Light (FPL, now known as NextEra Energy Resources) of Juno Beach, Florida was the first commercial wind farm in Oklahoma. This wind farm reached commercial operation in September 26, 2003 and consists of 68 GE 1.5MW wind turbines. Half of the power (51 MW)  is sold to Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, while the other half is sold to Oklahoma Gas & Electric. (October 2012)

Blue Canyon Wind Farm

Caddo and Comanche Counties, Oklahoma - This is a 74 MW project of Horizon Wind Energy of Houston, TX (now EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain). This wind farm reached commercial operation in December 2003 and consists of 45 Vestas NM72 1.65 MW wind turbines. The energy is sold to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. (October 2009)

Blue Canyon II Wind Farm

Caddo and Comanche Counties, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 150 MW and was also developed by Horizon Wind Energy of Houston, TX (now EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain). This wind farm reached commercial operation in December 2005 and consists of 84 Vestas V80 1.8 MW turbines. The energy is sold to Public Service Company of Oklahoma . (October 2009)

Weatherford Wind Farm

Custer and Washita Counties, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 147 MW and was developed by NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy) of Juno Beach, Fla. who owns and operates the wind farm. The Weatherford wind farm reached commercial operation in April 2005 and consists of 98 GE 1.5 MW turbines. 41.5 MW are sold to Public Service Company of Oklahoma. (October 2009)

Centennial Wind Farm

Harper County, Oklahoma - This project, located just north of Woodward, is owned and operated by Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), which also uses the power. There are 80 GE wind turbines with a total capacity of 120 MW. The project was originally developed by Chermac Energy Corp and taken to completion by Invenergy Wind in 2007. (October 2012)

Sleeping Bear Wind Farm

Harper County, Oklahoma - This project, located just north of Woodward, is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group.  There are 45 Suzlon wind turbines with a total capacity of 94.5 MW. The project was originally developed by Chermac Energy Corp and commissioned in 2007. AEP Public Service of Oklahoma is the power off-taker. (October 2012)

Buffalo Bear Wind Farm

Harper County, Oklahoma - This project was developed by Chermac Energy Corp and later bought and brought to completion by Edison Mission Group, which continues to own and operate it. This facility consists of nine (9) Suzlon 2.1 wind turbines for a total capacity of 18.9 MW. It went on-line in December 2008.  Western Farmers Electric Coop buys the power.(October 2012)

Red Hills Wind Farm

Custer and Roger Mills Counties, Oklahoma - The Red Hills Wind Farm came on-line in June 2009 with a capacity of 123 MW. The project was developed by Acciona North America of Spain, which also owns and operates the facility. The Red Hills wind farm reached commercial operation in March 2009 and consists of 82 Acciona windpower 1.5 MW turbines. Western Farmers Electric Coop buys the power under a 20-year purchase agreement. (September 2012)

Blue Canyon V Wind Farm

Caddo and Comanche Counties, Oklahoma - This is a 99 MW project of Horizon Wind Energy of Houston, TX (now EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain) went on-line Oct. 23, 2009. The project consists of 66 GE sle 1.5 MW wind turbines with the energy sold to Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). (September 2012)

Taloga Wind Farm

Dewey County, Oklahoma - This 129.6 MW project was developed by RES Americas and later bought and built by Edison Mission Group of Santa Ana, California. The project consists of 54 Mitsubishi MWT95 2.4 MW wind turbines and went on-line in March 2012. Power from this project is purchased by Oklahoma Gas & Electric.  (September 2012)

OU Spirit Wind Farm

Woodward County, Oklahoma - This 101.2 MW project was developed by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Renewables. The project consists of 66 Siemens SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines (2.3 MW each with a 93 meter rotor diameter) and went on-line in 2010. This project, originally called Keenan I wind farm, was sold outright to Oklahoma Gas & Electric and was renamed OU Spirit wind.  (September 2012)

Elk City I & II Wind Farms

Roger Mills & Beckham Counties, Oklahoma - These two wind farms were developed by NJ 101.2 MW project were developed by NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy) of Juno Beach, Fla. Elk City I consists of 43 Siemens SWT-2.3 wind turbines for a total capacity of 98.9 MW and went on-line in 2009. Elk City II  costs of 48 GE 1.5 MW turbines and 18 GE 1.6 MW turbines for a total capacity of 100.8 MW. Elk City II went on-line in 2010.  (October 2012)

Keenan II Wind Farm

Woodward County, Oklahoma - This 151.2 MW project was developed by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Renewables. The project consists of 66 Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines (2.3 MW each with a 101 meter rotor diameter) and went on-line in 2010. Phase I of this project was sold outright to Oklahoma Gas & Electric and was renamed OU Spirit wind. Power for this project is sold to OG&E through a 20-year power purchase agreement. (September 2012)

Minco Wind Farm

Grady County, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 99.2 MW and was developed by NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida. The wind farm consists of 62 GE 1.6 MW turbines and reached commercial operation in 2010.  The project was constructed by Blattner Energy Group of Avon, Minn. (October 2012)

Minco II Wind Farm

Grady & Caddo Counties, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 100.8 MW and was developed by NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida. The wind farm consists of 63 GE xle 1.6 MW turbines and reached commercial operation in 2011.  (October 2012)

Blue Canyon VI Wind Farm

Caddo County, Oklahoma - This is a 99 MW project constructed by RES Americas for developer/owner Horizon Wind Energy of Houston, TX (now EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain). This wind farm reached commercial operation in 2011 and consists of 55 Vestas 1.85 MW wind turbines. The energy is sold to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. (November 2012)

Rocky Ridge Wind Project

Kiowa and Washita Counties, Oklahoma - This project is projected to be a 150 MW wind project of Lenexa, Kan.-based TradeWind Energy has been proposed for North Central Kiowa and South Central Washita Counties near the towns of Hobart, Rocky, and Sentinel, Oklahoma. The project could be expanded up to 300 MW. In June 2011, Enel bought a 51% stake in this project. The project will consist of 93 GE 1.6 MW turbines, while construction began in Fall 2011. (October 2011)

Crossroads Wind Farm

Dewey County, Oklahoma - The Crossroads wind farm located near Canton, OK, came on-line in January 2012 with a capacity of 227.5 MW. There are 98 Siemens wind turbines, including 95 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and three of the new Siemens direct-drive, 3.0 MW generators. RES Americas developed and built the project, while Oklahoma Gas & Electric owns and uses the power from it.  The wind farm connects with OG&E's Windspeed transmission line, which was energized in 2010 and delivers wind power across the utility's electric service area. (October 2012)

Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge

Custer and Roger Mills Counties, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 132 MW and was developed by Acciona North America of Spain. The Big Smile wind farm reached commercial operation in May 2012.  (September 2012)

Chisholm View Wind Project

Garfield and Grant Counties, Oklahoma - Lenexa, Kan.-based TradeWind Energy developed this project and announced in Fall 2011 that they had reached agreement with Alabama Power Co. to sell the utility 235 MW of power from the Chisholm View Wind Farm. This project is located 15 miles north and east of Enid, OK and adjacent to Hunter, OK.  Through an agreement with TradeWind, Enel Green Power now controls the project and they announced in April 2012 that they had closed an equity partnership agreement with GE Capital. The project will cost around $375 million and will contribute around $5 million annually to the local economy through land rents and taxes.  This wind farm came on-line in December 2012 and was officially dedicated in September 2013. (September 2013)

Canadian Hills Wind Farm

Canadian County, Oklahoma - This project has a capacity of 295 MW and was originally developed by Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia with Atlantic Power Corporation of Boston, Mass. buying a majority interest in the project and securing financing. Atlantic Power will own and operate the wind farm.

The project consists of 135 turbines - 62 Mitsubishi MWT102 2.4 MW turbines and 73 REpower MM92 2.05 MW turbines. Construction began on the wind farm in May 2012 and commercial operation is expected later in 2012. Power off-takers for this project will be Southwestern Power Co. and, Grand River Dam Authority, each with 20-year PPA's and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority with a 25-year PPA. Also of note, Google will be purchasing 48 MW of power from GRDA's portion of this project. (October 2012)

Blackwell Wind Project

Kay County, Oklahoma - This 60 MW project was developed by local landowners and Brooklyn-based Own Energy. This project was sold to NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, which constructed the project. Power for this project will be sold to Oklahoma Gas & Electric, who in turn will sell it to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater with a 20 year agreement. (January 2013)

newDeWind Novus Wind Project

Texas County, Oklahoma - This 80 MW project was acquired by DeWind of Korea in 2011 with rights for 160 MW of a 370 MW development. Phase I of this project came on-line in late-2012 with forty DeWind D9.2, 2.0 MW turbines. Phase II of this project was constructed at the same time as Phase I and was the same size. It came on-line in January 2013. (October 2013)

Oklahoma Projects Under Construction

newOrigin Wind Project

Carter & Murray counties, Oklahoma - Enel Green Power of Rome, Italy started construction on this 150 MW project in November 2013. Originally developed by RES Americas, Enel plans to self-finance the project and sell power to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. through a 20-year power purchase agreement. (November 2013)

Oklahoma Projects with PPAs

newBalko Wind Project

Beaver County, Oklahoma - Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy is developing a 300 MW wind project in Beaver County, which is located in the Oklahoma panhandle. In October 2013, it was announced that the company had signed a PPA for 200 MW to be sold to Tulsa-based Public Service Company of Oklahoma. In November 2013, it was announced that 100 MW of power would be sold to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. This project is expected to come on-line in 2015. (November 2013)

Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm

Murray & Carter Counties, Oklahoma - Lincoln Electric Services (LES) utility in Lincoln, Neb. announced in July 2013 that it had signed a 20 year PPA with EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain for wind power from the Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm in Oklahoma. Delivery of electricity from this project is scheduled to begin in January 2016 and the total will boost LES renewable resource portion to 12%. Construction on this project will begin in 2013 to take advantage of the Federal PTC.  This project is located approximately 12 mile north of Ardmore, OK. (July 2014)

Kay County Wind Project

Kay County, Oklahoma - Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy is in the process of developing a 300 MW wind farm in northern Kay County, just south of the OK-KS state line (and south of Cowley & Sumner Counties, KS), according to March 2012 obstruction evaluation filings with the FAA. In May 2013, Apex announced they would break ground by the end of 2013. In November 2013, it was announced that Westar Energy of Kansas had signed a PPA for 200 MW of power from this project. This project is slated for completion by the end of 2015. (November 2013)

newGoodwell Wind Project

Texas County, Oklahoma - Lenexa, Kan.-based TradeWind Energy is developing a 200 MW wind project near the town of Goodwell, southwest of Guymon, Oklahoma. It was announced that power from this project will be sold to Tulsa-based Public Service Company of Oklahoma. This project was initially developed by Chermac Energy Corp before being purchased by d by TradeWind Energy. (October 2013)

newMammoth Plains Wind Project

Dewey & Blaine Counties, Oklahoma - This 199 MW wind farm is owned by NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, FL. Originally developed by Infinity Wind Power of Santa Barbara, Cal., a PPA is in place between NextEra and Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), an Xcel Energy company.  (November 2013)

newSeiling Wind Project

Dewey County, Oklahoma - Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources is developing a 198.9 MW wind project project in Northwest Oklahoma. It was announced that power from this project will be sold to Tulsa-based Public Service Company of Oklahoma.  (October 2013)

Proposed Oklahoma Wind Projects

(Projects are listed alphabetically by county)

Kingfisher Wind Project

Canadian & Kingfisher Counties, Oklahoma - Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy is in the process of developing a 300 MW wind farm in northern Canadian and southern Kingfisher Counties, north of Highway 3, according to their web-site between the towns of Piedmont and Okarche. Around 7,000 acres are currently leased for the project. This project experienced some community opposition, but came to an agreement in December 2013, that will allow the project to proceed. Apex has announced that they plan to break ground by the end of 2013. (June 2013)

newBeckham County Wind Project

Beckham County, Oklahoma - A company called North Rim Wind Land Holdings, LLC of Sayre, OK has filed 157 turbine locations with the FAA for obstruction evaluations in June 2013. The location is south of the town of Erick in Beckham County. KEIN does not have any other info on this project at this time. (October 2013)

newCraig County Wind Project

Craig County, Oklahoma - EDP Renewables of Madrid, Spain is developing a wind project project in Northeast Oklahoma, just south and east of the town of Centralia. Locations for 59 turbines were filed with the FAA for obstruction evaluations in March 2013.  (October 2013)

25 Mile Creek Wind Project

Ellis County, Oklahoma - Boulder-based Berrendo Energy is in the process of developing a ~200 MW wind farm north of the town of Gage, OK, according to an October 2012 obstruction evaluation filings with the FAA.  This project is located on private land used for grazing and farming.  (November 2013)

Breckenridge Wind Project

Garfield County, Oklahoma - Lenexa, Kan.-based TradeWind Energy is in the process of developing a wind farm north and west of the small town of Breckenridge, according to Sept. 2012 obstruction evaluation filings with the FAA.  Plans are for a 29 turbine project producing 98.8 MW. (December 2013)

Chilocco Wind Project

Kay County, Oklahoma - Chicago-based PNE Wind USA, a subsidiary or German wind developer PNE Wind AG, is partnering with the Cherokee Nation and four other tribes to develop a wind farm in northern Kay County, just south of the OK-KS state line (and below Cowley County, KS). The plans are for 45 turbines to be placed on 3,000 acres owned by the Cherokee tribe near the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School and another 45 turbines located on 3,000 acres owned by the Kaw Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Pawnee Nation and Ponca Nation. Info on this project first appeared in Sept. 2012 obstruction evaluation filings with the FAA.   (November 2013)

Osage County Wind Project

Osage County, Oklahoma - This is a 150 MW, construction-ready project of Wind Capital Group of St. Louis, MO. Located west of Pawhuska, Oklahoma in Osage County, WCG has a PPA with Missouri-based Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., which will buy all the power from the site. General Electric (GE) was awarded a contract to supply 94, GE 1.6 MW wind turbines to the project. At the same time, the Osage Nation tribe has opposed the project, arguing that the wind farm would interfere with their mineral rights in the county.  In December 2013 it was announced that WCG had sold this project to TradeWind Energy, which also has a project in this count - See Below. (December 2013)

Mustang Run Wind Farm

Osage County, Oklahoma - Lenexa, Kan.-based TradeWind Energy is developing a 136 MW, wind project approximately 13 miles west of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Like the Osage County Wind Farm proposed by Wind Capital Group, this project has been opposed by the Osage Nation tribe.  (November 2012)



 


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