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  • Monday, March 13, 2017

    Energy Giant Oklahoma Turns To Wind Power

    Oklahoma is kicking butt with wind power

    Simon Mahan, March 13, 2017 (

    “Just over 6,600 megawatts of installed wind power capacity exists in the Sooner State – enough to meet about 25% of the state’s annual electricity needs - more than what coal provides. Oklahoma installed nearly 2,000 megawatts in 2016 alone. By the end of the year, Oklahoma became third in the nation for the most wind power installed. Just a couple weeks ago, Oklahoma’s regional grid operator (the Southwest Power Pool, or SPP) reached a record wind power penetration level: at one point, the entire region generated 52% of its electricity from wind power. SPP is eyeing perhaps 75% wind energy penetration levels in the long-term, in part because [Plains states] wind is…at or below two cents per kilowatt-hour ($0.02/kWh)…” click here for more

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