New Wind Farm in Oklahoma to Power Thousands of Homes

By Jace Dela Cruz

Feb 06, 2024 12:26 AM EST

The state of Oklahoma will bear witness to a new wind farm that will supply around 40,000 households with clean energy. 

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Aerial view of Engie company's wind farm in Calama, Antofagasta Region, Chile, taken on January 23, 2024.

New Wind Farm of Avangrid in Oklahoma

According to Electrek, Connecticut-based clean energy company Avangrid will set up a 147.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm with 33 turbines in Pontotoc County, southeast of Oklahoma City.

The construction begins in 2024, creating 200 jobs and pledging two decades of local opportunities, community investment, and $25 million in property taxes. 

Avangrid is reportedly collaborating with the US Air Force to ensure that the wind farm's location supported the force's mission without any setbacks. 

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Renewable Capacity of Over 8.6 GW 

Once operational, the Pontotoc Wind project will supply some 40,000 households with clean energy. Avangrid's renewable capacity is expected to hit over 8.6 gigawatts (GW), making it the third-largest US renewable energy operator that would have its green footprint in half the country's states.

Pedro Azagra, Avangrid's Chief Executive Officer, expressed enthusiasm about the company's renewable energy project in Oklahoma.

"Our first renewable energy project in Oklahoma... will deliver clean, renewable, wind power to the Pontotoc County community along with jobs and local investment," Azagra noted.

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