OCC Authorizes OG&E Power Purchase Agreements With Wind Farms

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has issued two orders authorizing OG&E's purchase of electricity from new wind farms currently being developed in northwestern Oklahoma.

The OCC orders clear the way for OG&E's customers to receive electricity from a 150 MW wind farm being constructed by CPV Keenan in Woodward County and a 130 MW facility being built by Edison Mission Energy in Dewey County. Both wind farms are expected to be in production by the end of the year.

The OCC approved 20-year power purchase agreements, under which the developers will build, own and operate the wind farms and by which OG&E will purchase the electric output.

With the addition of the two new facilities to be built this year, OG&E will have a total capacity of 550 MW. It expects to continue expanding its wind power portfolio to approximately 770 MW by 2012, according to the company.

SOURCE: OG&E

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