Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Oklahoma Wind Power Generation Capacity Rises”

The American Wind Energy Association’s annual market report for 2012 is out, and U.S. wind power generation was up more than 25 percent, with Oklahoma coming in at No. 4. This despite uncertainty around whether a federal tax credit for wind energy production would be extended.

The Oklahoma projects finished with a flurry, adding 734 megawatts in the fourth quarter, according to the AWEA report. One key project finished earlier, however: Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s Crossroads wind farm, a partnership with Siemens and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, which was completed in January 2012.

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