Drift Sand

Energy Type: Wind

Where is the project?

The Drift Sand Wind Project is located in southcentral Oklahoma approximately 2 miles north of Rush Springs.

What transmission line does the project connect with?

The project interconnects at the Sante Fe Substation via a 4 mile radial t-line at 138 kV. Sante Fe is owned and operated by AEP

What is the size of the project?

108 MW

What turbines are being used?

Vestas V110-2.0MW

Landowners and Acreage Involved:

Drift Sand Wind Project encompasses approximately 10,000 acres.

When did the project start operating?

The Project began operating in December, 2016.

Who is buying the power?

The power produced by the Drift Sand Wind Project has been purchased by Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.

Who developed the project?

E.ON Climate & Renewables and Tradewind Energy, Inc.

Who owns the project?

The Project is owned and operated by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.

Key Project Attributes:

  • The Drift Sand Wind Project economically contributes to the local community via property taxes and long-term rent payments to landowners hosting the turbines and associated facilities.
  • The 108MW Drift Sand Project produces enough power for approximately 40,000 Oklahoma homes and will use no water to produce its power.
  • The project takes only approximately 1.5 percent of land out of farm or ranch production total to build, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
  • The project is expected to have no material effect on Threatened and Endangered species of birds or other wildlife based on third party studies.