Little Elk

Energy Type: Wind

Where is the project?

The Little Elk Wind Project is located in southwest Oklahoma approximately 6 miles southeast of Cordell. The main project area is in Washita County with a portion of the transmission line in Kiowa County.

 

What transmission line does the project connect with?

The project interconnects at the Gotebo Substation via a 9 mile radial t-line at 69 kV. Gotebo is owned and operated by WFEC.

 

What is the size of the project?

74 MW

 

What turbines are being used?

Vestas V110-2.0MW

 

Landowners and Acreage Involved:

Little Elk Wind Project encompasses approximately 7,000 acres.

 

When did the project start operating?

The Project began operating in December 2015.

 

Who is buying the power?

The power produced by the Little Elk Wind Project has been purchased by People’s Electric Cooperative in Ada, Oklahoma under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.

 

Who developed the project?

Tradewind Energy, Inc.

 

Who owns the project?

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

 

Key Project Attributes:

  • The Little Elk Wind Project will economically contribute to the local community via property taxes and long-term rent payments to landowners hosting the turbines and associated facilities.
  • The 74 MW Little Elk Project will produce enough power for approximately 30,000 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 commissioned by Tradewind Energy.