EGP adds Oklahoma capacity
Enel Green Power cuts ribbon on 150MW Origin wind farm
Enel Green Power has cut the ribbon on its 150MW Origin wind farm in Oklahoma.
The farm is in the south-central part of the ‘Sooner State,’ covering 18,000 acres near Hennepin. It has 75 Vestas wind turbines, enough to provide power to about 55,000 homes.
Federal, State and tribal officials were given a tour of the 18,000 acre site
It began producing electricity in November and provides it to the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation through a 20-year contract, supplementing three other major EGP projects in the state.
The company has a 200MW Goodwell Wind project in Texas and a 74MW construction in Little Elk in Kiowa and Washita counties. Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
The energy will be sold to the People’s Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma through a 25-year deal.
The fourth project, the 150MW Osage Wind system started producing power in July.
EGP-NA has invested more than $1.65bn in Oklahoma and by the end of 2015 will have increased its capacity in Oklahoma by 56% from 532MW to 957MW, the second biggest provider in Oklahoma.
Image: EGP has raised its wind energy capacity in Oklahoma by 56% (Vestas)