Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) says it has completed the 227.5 MW Crossroads wind farm. The project, located in northwestern Oklahoma, was a partnership between OG&E, Siemens and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
The $451 million wind farm was approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and consists of 95 2.3 MW wind turbines and three 3 MW direct-drive turbines. The completion of this project allows OG&E to meet approximately 10% of its customers' energy requirements with wind generation, according to the utility.
The Crossroads wind farm is located in Dewey County and connects with OG&E's Windspeed transmission line, which was energized in 2010 and delivers wind power across OG&E's 30,000 square-mile electric service area.
The project includes more than 100 landowners. Work activities at the wind farm site, including site reclamation and the demobilization of contractors and equipment, will continue for the next several weeks.