Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has begun construction on EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR NA) 99.1 MW Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Oklahoma.
Located in Grady County – just southwest of Oklahoma City – the project will comprise 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines and create nearly 250 jobs during the peak of construction.
An interconnection agreement has been finalized with American Electric Power. RES says completion of the wind farm is scheduled for the fourth quarter.
When construction is finished, RES will have developed and/or constructed more than 1.1 GW of wind energy in Oklahoma alone.
“Redbed Plains marks a significant milestone for RES, as it is our eighth wind project in Oklahoma,” notes Jason Zingerman, senior vice president of construction for RES. “We look forward to continued work with landowners and major stakeholders to bring the economic benefits of renewable energy to the Sooner State.”
“EDPR NA will expand its footprint to more than 600 MW of operational wind projects in Oklahoma with the completion of the Redbed Plains Wind Farm,” adds Phillip Westerby, executive vice president, technical, at EDPR NA.