AECC To Purchase Oklahoma Wind Power

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Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation said Wednesday  it will expand its energy portfolio through an agreement with one of the nation’s largest utility operators to purchase wind power electricity from a wind farm under construction in southeastern Oklahoma.

Little Rock-based AECC said it entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Wildhorse Wind Energy LLC, owned by Atlanta-based utility conglomerate Southern Power, to purchase up to 100 megawatts of energy produced by the Wildhorse Mountain Wind Facility in Pushmataha County, Okla., near the southern Oklahoma border about an hour from the Arkansas border. No terms of the deal were disclosed.

 

Last week, Southern Power announced its wholesale energy subsidiary had acquired the Wildhorse facility now being developed through a partnership between Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) and Vestas. That project will consist of 29 Vestas wind turbines, and is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2019.   MORE

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