OG&E and Oklahoma State University (OSU) have formed an agreement to provide wind power to OSU's Stillwater campus. If it is approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), the 20-year agreement will provide wind energy to help meet the university's current and future power generation needs.
To support the OSU project, OG&E will contract with NextEra Energy to build a 60 MW wind farm near Blackwell, Okla. NextEra acquired the community wind development model project from OwnEnergy in November of this year.
As a result of the agreement, OSU plans to phase out the university's existing 62-year-old on-campus co-generation facility and construct a new, more efficient boiler/chiller plant.
‘Natural gas and wind are two abundant natural resources in Oklahoma, and using them together to generate power for our Stillwater campus enables us to achieve a higher level of environmental stewardship while also supporting Oklahoma's all-important energy-driven economy,’ says Burns Hargis, OSU's president.