The Norman Transcript

April 16, 2014

Wind power bursting


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — There are a few wind generators dotting the Norman skyline, but western and northwestern Oklahoma makes up for the deficit here.

An industry group this week said Oklahoma ranks fourth nationally in the amount of wind-generated electricity.

Wind provided more than 10.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity last year. That’s enough to power a million homes. The Oklahoman reported that two wind projects were under construction in the state at the end of 2013.

A wind farm in Carter and Murray counties in southern Oklahoma is rated at 150 megawatts. A smaller wind farm is under construction in Osage County.

Nationwide, wind power provided more than 4 percent of the power generated in 2013. Worldwide, China leads in the amount of power generated by wind.

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