OG&E Seeks Approval for US Wind Farm

12 April 2010 (Last Updated April 12th, 2010 18:30)

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) is seeking approval from local authorities to build and operate a new 198MW wind farm in the US state. The $400m Crossroads wind project will be developed by RES Americas in Dewey County, Oklahoma. OG&E will purchase 86 Siemens

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) is seeking approval from local authorities to build and operate a new 198MW wind farm in the US state.

The $400m Crossroads wind project will be developed by RES Americas in Dewey County, Oklahoma.

OG&E will purchase 86 Siemens turbines with 2.3MW capacity each for the farm that will connect to the firm's new Windspeed transmission line.

The wind project will enable OG&E to more than quadruple its wind power capacity in 2008 to about 751MW.

The farm is expected to be completed in a year following approval.