Centennial Wind Farm Wins Oklahoma Regulatory Approval
On April 28, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) approved a request from Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) to build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in northwestern Oklahoma. OG&E’s Centennial Wind Energy Project is expected to begin producing electric power by the end of the year. The new facility will be built for OG&E in Harper County by Invenergy Wind and then owned by OG&E. It will consist of 80, 1.5-MW turbines. OG&E is also purchasing the output from a 50-MW wind power project near Woodward. The utility offers customers the opportunity to buy wind energy through a subscription-based green power program.
The new Centennial Wind Farm, estimated to cost about $200 million, will be one of only a few wind farms in the United States that are owned and operated by a utility. The electricity output will be dedicated exclusively to OG&E's customers for the life of the facility.
For more information, read the April 28 OG&E press release.