Oklahoma Gas and Electric gains approval for new wind farm

Oklahoma City, July 30, 2010 — The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. won approval for a wind farm to be built in northwest Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission unanimously approved construction of the Crossroads wind project, which will be paid for with a 65-cent increase in OG&E customers’ bills.

The project is slated for completion in late 2011. The wind farm will use about 86 wind turbines and produce as much as 227 MW of renewable energy.

OG&E has about 270 MW of wind power in its generation portfolio, derived from two utility-owned wind farms, and another leased project. The utility is also building another two wind farms separate from the Crossroads project.

Crossroads will link to OG&E’s Windspeed transmission line, transporting power to customers in the Oklahoma City area.


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