By the end of this year, Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA), part of Enel Green Power, will have installed 1 GW of wind power in Oklahoma.
EGP-NA’s seventh and eighth wind projects in the state, the Drift Sand wind farm and Chisholm View II, will be completed by the end of 2016 – thus bringing the company over 1 GW, which is the equivalent of powering nearly 400,000 U.S. households and helping avoid the emission of more than 2 million tons of CO2 annually, says EGP-NA.
The developer celebrated the milestone yesterday with an event in Oklahoma City, where in attendance were Gov. Mary Fallin, as well as EGP-NA employees, landowners, community leaders and others.
“Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the top places in the country to do business,” said Fallin, who spoke during the celebration. “Oklahoma now ranks fourth in the nation for wind capacity, thanks in part to EGP-NA’s $2 billion investment in Oklahoma’s energy economy.”
Rafael Gonzalez, EGP-NA’s CEO, added, “The achievement of 1 GW of wind capacity in Oklahoma is attributable to the thousands of EGP-NA employees and contractors, Oklahoma community leaders, landowners, and residents that worked on constructing and supporting our eight wind projects in the state.”