University of Oklahoma, OG&E tout wind power partnership
BY SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
NORMAN — A month after completing the switch to using renewable energy, the University of Oklahoma's electric bill hasn't gone up noticeably, the school's facilities director said.
Brian Ellis, the university's director of facilities management, said savings from energy efficiency upgrades have offset the premium the university pays for wind power and increases from campus growth.
The university signed an agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. in 2008 to buy all of its purchased power from renewable sources by the beginning of this year.
As a part of that agreement, OG&E built the OU Spirit Wind Farm, a 10,000-acre farm near Woodward.
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Construction on the OU Spirit Wind Farm, a 10,000-acre farm near Woodward, is shown on Sept. 17, 2009. Photo Provided by OG&E to NewsOK.com