The Origin Wind Farm located in Murray and Carter Counties in southeast Oklahoma is now operational and providing Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) with 150 megawatts (MW) of potential wind energy through a long-term power purchase agreement.
AECC is the sole recipient of the electricity generated at the 75-turbine wind farm, which has an expected output of 650,000 megawatt-hours. The cooperative also has a long-term power purchase agreement with BP and Sempra U.S. Gas and Power for 51 MW from the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm in Kansas.
AECC has a long-term commitment to generation diversity as one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation with assets of more than 1.6 billion. AECC owns three gas/oil-based plants, four natural gas-based-only plants, co-owns portions of four low-cost coal-based plants and three run-of-the-river hydroelectric generating stations.