Two Tradewind-Developed Oklahoma Wind Projects Start Operations

Tradewind partner Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA) has announced completed construction and the start of operation for the Thunder Ranch wind farm, which has a capacity of around 298 MW, and of the Red Dirt wind facility, which has a capacity of around 300 MW, both located in Oklahoma. As a result, EGP-NA has become the largest wind player in the state, with more than 1,700 MW of managed capacity across 10 wind farms.

 

The investment in the construction of Thunder Ranch totaled around 435 million U.S. dollars, while the investment in the construction of Red Dirt was approximately 420 million U.S. dollars.

 

The Thunder Ranch wind farm, located in Garfield, Kay and Noble counties, is able to generate more than 1,100 GWh annually.  Thunder Ranch is fully contracted with long-term agreements, including one power purchase agreement with Anheuser-Busch, the U.S. subsidiary of leading beer corporation AB InBev for a 152.5 MW portion of the wind farm.

 

The Red Dirt wind farm, located in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, is able to generate approximately 1,200 GWh each year. Red Dirt is supported by two long-term power purchase agreements, one with T-Mobile U.S., Inc. for a 160 MW portion of the wind farm and another with the Grand River Dam Authority for the remaining 140 MW portion, which will sell the renewable energy to Google under a separate agreement between the two.

 

We are proud to be a strategic development partner with EGP-NA as we continue our work to help transform the electric industry in the U.S. toward a clean, sustainable future.