Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

Wind power leader denies spying on Oklahoma state lawmaker

The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group on Thursday flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him. Oklahoma Wind Coalition Executive Director Mark Yates said in a statement that wind industry representatives are not involved in […]

Oklahoma senator: Harnessing our homegrown power

I think all Oklahomans can attest to the truth of this famous quote from our state's favorite son. The weather is as much a part of our story as the generations of hard-working people who built our communities. View full post on Wind Power News

Northern Oklahoma wind farm becomes operational to power a state business

Parties to an agreement to supply wind-generated power to a company that operates a manufacturing plant in Oklahoma have flipped the switch on their deal. The Rock Falls Wind Project, in Kay and Grant counties northwest of Blackwell and owned by the Blackwell Economic Development Authority, went operational earlier this month. View full post on […]

Safety a Priority for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers

Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in every direction for miles, several hundred feet atop a wind turbine. The two are both wind technicians for NextEra Energy's Breckinridge Wind Energy Center east of Enid. View full post on Wind Power News

Enel signs tax equity agreement for Oklahoma wind power project

Enel Green Power North America, the Enel Group's US renewable energy company, acting through its unit Red Dirt Wind Holdings, has signed a tax equity agreement worth about $340 million with MUFG and Allianz Renewable Energy Partners of America for the Red Dirt wind project located in Oklahoma, which has a total installed capacity of […]

Oklahoma legislation would end tax credits for wind energy

A state tax credit that has helped propel Oklahoma to third in the nation in its capacity to generate electricity from wind is expected to end soon. Gov. Mary Fallin has indicated she will sign legislation that will roll back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities. View full post on Wind […]

Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Rolling Back Wind Tax Credit

Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday voted 34-6 for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. View full post on Wind Power News

Opening a new Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project delivering power

Duke Energy Renewables has completed its large-scale wind power plant in Oklahoma, the 200-megawatt Frontier Windpower Project. The wind facility, located in Kay County, east of Blackwell, became operational in late December 2016, and increases Duke Energy Renewables' U.S. wind capacity to 2,300 megawatts . View full post on Wind Power News

Report says Oklahoma calls wind tax credits are too generous

A new report says an Oklahoma tax credit that provides millions of dollars to the wind industry is overly generous and should be trimmed sooner than planned. The report by the consultant Public Financial Management makes recommendations on a series of tax incentive programs under the requirements of a law enacted last year. View full […]

Some Oklahoma oil, gas execs want to end wind tax credits

A wind farm development is seen north of Calumet on Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman CHRIS LANDSBERGER – CHRIS LANDSBERGER Some oil and gas executives, including Continental Resource’s Harold Hamm, are embarking on a campaign to end Oklahoma’s tax incentives for wind generation, saying the state can’t afford to subsidize a now-established industry […]