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Rocky Ridge

State

Oklahoma

Where is the project?

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.

 

What transmission line does the project connect with?

The Project connects directly into the Hobart Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) Substation.

 

What is the size of the project?

150 MW

 

What turbines are being used?

GE 1.6 MW

 

Landowners and Acreage Involved:

Rocky Ridge is built over an area of approximately 11,000 acres and involves over 100 landowners.

 

When did the project start operating?

June 2012

 

Who is buying the power?

The electricity and renewable energy credits generated by Rocky Ridge is being sold under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC).

 

Who developed the project?

The developer of the Rocky Ridge Wind Project was Tradewind Energy, Inc.

 

Who owns the project?

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

 

Key Project Attributes:

  • Rocky Ridge produces enough power for approximately 55,000 U.S. households.
  • The Project took 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.
  • Rocky Ridge generates approximately 630,000 MWh annually, avoiding the emissions of about 470,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
  • 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.
  •  The Project is expected to have no material effect on any Threatened and Endangered species of birds or other wildlife based on third party studies commissioned by Tradewind Energy.
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