The Rocky Ridge Wind Project is located in North-Central Kiowa and South-Central Washita Counties near the towns of Hobart, Rocky, and Gotebo, Oklahoma.
The Project is to connect directly into the Hobart Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) Substation.
150 MW for Rocky Ridge Phase I; later phases could consist of another 300 MW.
GE 1.6 MW
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
Rocky Ridge Phase 1 is constructed across 11,000 acres, including 100 landowners.
Rocky Ridge will be built in phases. The commercial operation date for the first phase is anticipated Q2, 2012.
The power produced by Rocky Ridge will be sold to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC). The Rocky Ridge Wind Project will deliver clean, low cost electricity to WFEC member customers in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico.
The developer of the Rocky Ridge Wind Project is TradeWind Energy, LLC (“TradeWind”), which is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. The senior managers of TradeWind have over 100 years of combined experience in the independent power development business including acquisitions and project development across the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as significant regulated utility experience.
The Project is owned by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
Key Project Attributes:
- Rocky Ridge will produce enough power for approximately 45,000 homes.
- The Project will take only approximately 1-2 percent of land out of service to build, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
- Rocky Ridge is one of the most energetic wind development sites in Southwestern Oklahoma.
- The Project is expected to contribute over $3 million annually in direct payments to the local community via property taxes and rent payments to approximately 100 landowners whose properties will host the turbines or easements.
- The Project enjoys broad community support from landowners and local Government Agencies.
- Rocky Ridge Phase I, when completed, will offset approximately 450,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 1,500 tons of NOx per year, and 2,100 tons of SO2 per year.
- The Project is expected to have no material effect on any Threatened and Endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by TradeWind Energy.