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June 30, 2004

New 106.5-Megawatt Wind Power Plant Planned for Oklahoma

Photo of three wind turbines with the setting sun in the background.

A new project will bring 71 wind turbines to western Oklahoma.
Credit: D.A. Black

FPL Energy LLC announced on June 28th that it will build, own, and operate a new 106.4-megawatt wind energy facility in Oklahoma. The Weatherford Wind Energy Center will be the state's largest, weighing in with 4.5 megawatts more than the state's current heavyweight, the Oklahoma Wind Energy Center, which was also built by FPL Energy. The new wind plant will be located near Weatherford, about 70 miles west of Oklahoma City. According to FPL Energy, the construction of the wind plant is contingent on the extension of the federal production tax credit for wind energy, which expired at the end of 2003. See the FPL Energy press release.