Archive for Oklahoma

Redbed Plains Wind Farm Begins Construction In Oklahoma

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

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 [Read More]

Done Deal: Oklahoma’s Wind Tax Credits Are Ending Soon

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Citing “challenging budgetary circumstances,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has put her signature to legislation that will kill wind production tax credits a few years early.

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

How Would Oklahoma’s Anti-Wind Tax Affect The State’s Industry?

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on February 28, 2017

A new tax proposed for existing projects could make wind developers think twice before making big capital investments in the state.

Duke Energy Renewables’ First Okla. Wind Farm Begins Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

Duke Energy Renewables’ large-scale Frontier Windpower Project is now delivering power in Oklahoma. The wind facility, located in Kay County, became operational in late December. At 200 MW, the wind farm increases Duke Energy Renewables’ U.S. wind capacity to 2.3 [Read More]

Oklahoma Governor: Let’s Roll Out Wind Tax, End PTC Sooner

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

In her newly laid out budget proposal for the state, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., is proposing a new tax on wind power, as well as an acceleration of the phase-out of the state production tax credit (PTC). According to the budget [Read More]

EDF RE Gains Investors For Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Allianz Capital Partners and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) have jointly invested tax equity in the Great Western wind park, developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) in Oklahoma. The 225 MW Great Western project is situated [Read More]

Coal Instead Of Wind In Oklahoma? Sierra Club Fights Back In Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

The Sierra Club has filed its opening brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a decision by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that approves Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s (OG&E) proposal to spend $500 million to retrofit [Read More]

Cherokee Nation On Board For Future Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land in Oklahoma to wind farm developer PNE Wind. Cherokee Nation – the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people – says the [Read More]

Oklahoma Utility Seeks 80 MW-Plus Wind Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) is requesting proposals for additional wind energy resources that must be in commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2018. Proposed projects must be located in Oklahoma and have a minimum nameplate rating capacity of 80 [Read More]