Acciona Energy has commenced construction on the Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm located in Roger Mills County, Okla. The 132 MW wind farm is scheduled to take approximately one year to build and is expected to generate hundreds of temporary construction jobs and bring added business to the community, according to the company.
The project will be Acciona's sixth wind farm in the U.S. and the third in Oklahoma. The project is located just 15 miles west of the company's 123 MW Red Hills Wind Farm that was put into service in June 2009.Â
The Dempsey project is expected to generate more than $20 million in tax revenue for Roger Mills County. The project will consist of 66 2.0 MW wind turbines located over 10,888 rural acres. There are 44 lease agreements in place that will provide added income to landowners during the development and operation of the project.Â
Mortensen has been selected to lead the construction of the project.
SOURCE: Acciona Energy