Oklahoma City, January 20, 2012 — OG&E completed the Crossroads Wind Farm in northwestern Oklahoma. The project was a partnership between OG&E, Siemens and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
The $451 million project was approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and adds 227.5 MW of renewable generating capacity to the OG&E fleet, with 95 wind turbines rated at 2.3 MW each, plus three 3-MW, direct-drive turbines representing the next generation of renewable energy technology.
The completion of this project allows OG&E to meet about 10 percent of its customers' energy requirements with wind generation.
The Crossroads wind farm is located in Dewey County near Canton and connects with OG&E's Windspeed transmission line, which was energized in 2010 and delivers wind power across OG&E's 30,000-square-mile electric service area.
The project includes more than 100 landowners. Work activities at the wind farm site, which include site reclamation and demobilization of contractors and equipment, will continue for the next several weeks.
OG&E, which serves about 789,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, is a unit of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., which also is the parent company of Enogex LLC, a midstream natural gas pipeline business with principal operations in Oklahoma.