New contract a positive step for Oklahoma wind farm

Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 12:07 PM
posted by rene5432

Wind Capital Group, which is reportedly seeking to construct an 8,300-acre 150-megawatt wind farm in the western part of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, recently signed a contract that will enable it to sell the generated power.

According to the Tulsa World, the firm wants to begin construction on the wind farm in early fall, with the proposal calling for 94 turbines on land owned by ranching families in the state.

"With 350 megawatts in power purchase agreements and an aggressive 12-month build schedule, Wind Capital Group is taking another significant step toward being one of the leading wind developers in the United States," company chief executive officer Ciaran O'Brien said in a statement, according to the news source.

The contract with Associated Electric of Springfield, Missouri, will reportedly enable Wind Capital to have the power generated from the wind farm sold in Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoman, the project, titled the Osage County Wind Energy Facility, will be the first utility-scale wind farm in the state east of Interstate 35.

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