Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Study: $6 Billion Spent On Oklahoma Wind Energy”

A industry-commissioned study shows developers have invested $6 billion in Oklahoma’s wind industry, which has 26 active wind farms and provides $22 million a year in payments to landowners.

Oklahoma’s wind farms have more than 3,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity. Improvements will provide more than $43 million in property taxes to municipalities and school districts, and the projects provide more than $22 million a year in payments to local landowners. Nearly 15 percent of the electricity generated in Oklahoma came from wind power last year. Oklahoma wind energy projects range in capacity from 40 to 300 megawatts.

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