Florida Energy Company Ups Wind Portfolio


Seeking to further diversify its energy mix, Pensacola, Fla.-based Gulf Power has received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to add 94 MW of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma.

Since January of this year, Gulf Power’s original Kingfisher Wind project has been producing 178 MW for the energy company. With the approval of this second agreement, the total has been upped to 272 MW.

The Kingfisher Wind project has a total of 136 wind turbines that are capable of producing enough energy to power approximately 77,150 homes for a year, says Gulf Power.

Gulf Power is an investor-owned energy provider with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Co. Gulf Power serves more than 450,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. Kingfisher is the energy company’s sixth renewable energy project.

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