Freedom

Where is the project?

The Freedom Wind Project is located north of Waynoka, OK in Woods County.

 

What transmission line does the project connect with?

The Freedom Wind Project is expected to interconnect to a 345 kV line at the DeGrasse substation northwest of Avard, OK.

 

What is the size of the project?

176MW

 

Landowners and Acreage Involved:

The project consist of over 50 landowners totaling approximately 35,000 acres.

 

When will the project start operating?

2020

 

Who is developing the project?

The developer of the Freedom Wind Project is Tradewind Energy, Inc.

 

Key Project Attributes:

  • Once operational, the project is expected to produce enough power for approximately 50,000 homes.
  • Of the approximate 35,000 acres included in the project area, the project will only take approximately 1% to 2% acres of land out of service, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance building.
  • 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.
  • This project will pay approximately $1,250,000 annually to participating landowners.
  • The project will utilize considerable local labor and materials for its construction and operations along with generating significant economic benefit for the county, local community, and school district.
  • The project has been developed in a mixture of native rangeland and improved cropland.
  • This project enjoys broad community support.

 

Community Initiatives:

  • Tradewind Energy became the largest sponsor of the 2017 Waynoka 4-H & FFA Livestock Trophy Auction
  • Purchased all Thanksgiving Turkeys for the Waynoka Food Bank
  • Purchased all Christmas Hams for the Waynoka Food Bank
  • Gold Sponsor for the Cimarron River Stampede Rodeo since the project began development
  • Sponsor of numerous local sport events
  • Donation to support landowners who lost their home in a fire

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