Oklahoma, US-based utility OG&E has announced that it aims to quadruple its wind power production capacity to around 770MW.
The company’s plans, when implemented, will give OG&E customers the choice of being 100% green power users in a few years.
The company already has 170MW of wind power. The accomplishment of the company’s plan could increase that capacity to about 770MW. The investment in wind energy development could move Oklahoma from being sixth in the US to as high as third in wind power production, behind Texas and California.
The company plans to focus on getting transmission lines in place to be able to transmit the power from remote western parts of the state to population centers where the power is needed.
Pete Delaney, chairman and CEO, said: The significant amount of wind in western Oklahoma is a largely untapped resource that is in increasing demand in Oklahoma and across the nation. We have been working on plans for some time now to significantly increase OG&E’s wind power production over the next four years.