Wind power ranking raises Oklahoma to No. 6
BY PAUL MONIES NewsOK.com
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2/12/13 at 7:05 AM
Oklahoma has moved up to sixth in the nation for wind-generation capacity after a torrid fourth quarter that saw developers scrambling to finish projects before a federal tax credit deadline.
The year-end ranking by the American Wind Energy Association put Oklahoma's total capacity at more than 3,134 megawatts. That's enough to power more than 750,000 homes. The state ranked eighth at the end of 2011.
Oklahoma added 1,127 megawatts of wind capacity in 2012, including 734 megawatts in the last three months of the year, the association said. The state ranked fourth nationally in amount of capacity added during the fourth quarter.
Among the projects beginning operations in December were the 300-megawatt Canadian Hills wind farm in Canadian County and the 235-megawatt Chisholm View project near Enid.
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Original Print Headline: State rises to No. 6 in U.S. wind power
The Blue Canyon Wind Farm north of Lawton is the largest wind energy facility in Oklahoma. The state has moved up to sixth in the nation in wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association. BUSINESS WIRE / Courtesy