Renewable Energy Systems started construction on EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR NA) Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Grady County, Oklahoma, just southwest of Oklahoma City.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. An interconnection agreement for the project has been finalized with American Electric Power (AEP). Nearly 250 jobs will be created during the peak of construction.
With the completion of Redbed Plains, RES will have developed and/or constructed more 1,100 MW of wind energy in Oklahoma. Per the American Wind Energy Association, Oklahoma now ranks third in the United States with more than 6,600 MW of wind power installed.
“Redbed Plains marks a significant milestone for RES, as it is our eighth wind project in Oklahoma,” stated Jason Zingerman, Senior VP Construction for RES. “We look forward to continued work with landowners and major stakeholders to bring the economic benefits of renewable energy to the Sooner State.”
“EDPR NA will expand its footprint to more than 600 MW of operational wind projects in Oklahoma with the completion of the Redbed Plains Wind Farm,” said Phillip Westerby, Executive Vice President, Technical. “The company remains committed to providing clean, renewable energy throughout North America.”
RES began construction in April 2017 with completion scheduled for fourth quarter 2017.