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More Oklahoma wind power

Westbound drivers along Intertstate 40 can't help but crane their necks at the site of dozens of wind generators that have gone up on both sides of the interstate in western Oklahoma.

Westbound drivers along Intertstate 40 can't help but crane their necks at the site of dozens of wind generators that have gone up on both sides of the interstate in western Oklahoma.

Several utilities operating in Oklahoma now are plugging wind power into their electricity grid. OG--E added 80 turbines to its capacity this past week, just two days before the worldwide celebration of Earth Day.

The OG--E Centennial Wind Farm near Fort Supply has 80 turbines. The tallest blade on each structure reaches nearly the height of a 40-story building. The wind farm can supply enough electricity to power about 36,000 homes.

In 2003, the company contracted with a nearby wind farm to buy 50 megawatts of power. Now, OG--E can power more than 50,000 homes with wind-generated electricity.


Westbound drivers along Intertstate 40 can't help but crane their necks at the site of dozens of wind generators that have gone up on both sides of the interstate in western Oklahoma.

Several utilities operating in Oklahoma now are plugging wind power into their electricity grid. OG--E added 80 turbines to its capacity this past week, just two days before the worldwide celebration of Earth Day.

The OG--E Centennial Wind Farm near Fort Supply has 80 turbines. The tallest blade on each structure reaches nearly the height of a 40-story building. The wind farm can supply enough electricity to power about 36,000 homes.

In 2003, the company contracted with a nearby wind farm to buy 50 megawatts of power. Now, OG--E can power more than 50,000 homes with wind-generated electricity.



Source: http://www.normantranscript...

APR 23 2007
http://www.windaction.org/posts/8465-more-oklahoma-wind-power
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