Apex Clean Energy has secured renewable energy purchase agreements with two Texas-based electric cooperatives for the majority of the output from an Oklahoma wind project. According to Apex, the 150 MW Grant Wind project is expected to come online in 2015.
East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) and Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative (NTEC) have joined forces to bring 101.2 MW of wind energy from the project into the mix for their member-owned cooperatives in east Texas.
"ETEC and NTEC have worked hard to diversify the energy mix that provides electric power to our member cooperatives, as we believe this is the best approach to assure an affordable, reliable system for our members," says Edd Hargett, general manager of ETEC. "By adding wind power, we will have additional renewable energy to complement other sources now in use."
"Northern Oklahoma is a national leader in powering America's wind energy needs," adds Mark Goodwin, president of Apex. "Just as Oklahoma is known for exporting its rich deposits of oil and natural gas for the benefit of energy independence and the economy, the state is also becoming known for its vast renewable energy resources."