Enid Event Center now powered by 100 percent wind power

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ENID, Okla. (AP) - The operator of the Enid Event Center says it is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy thanks to a partnership with OG&E Wind Power.

As part of the agreement, Global Spectrum, the center's operator, will purchase 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy to power the Enid Event Center. That's enough to displace 991 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions, equivalent to taking 158 cars off the road or planting 332 acres of trees.

The City of Enid-owned Enid Event Center and Convention Hall is the first convention and entertainment facility of its kind to be powered by 100 percent wind power on the OG&E system.

The OG&E Wind Power program began in 2003 with 51 megawatts of capacity. Today, OG&E generates 841 megawatts of wind capacity, enough to power 230,446 homes.

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