OK’s $4 billion Renewable Giga-Project

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Note: In the summer of 2018 Texas chose not to approve Windcatcher, effectively killing the project. Arkansas and Louisiana had already approved it. Oklahoma had not made a decision.

WIND CATCHER: A Renewable Energy Giga-Project

Oklahoma’s panhandle has some of the best wind in America but is hundreds of miles from larger cities and communities that can benefit from low-cost, clean energy. Wind Catcher Energy Connection is a $4.5 billion infrastructure investment that will bring Oklahoma wind power to more than 1.1 million energy customers in the South Central U.S.

The Wind Catcher facility in the Oklahoma Panhandle, developed by Invenergy, will be the largest wind farm in America and the second-largest in the world, once operational. The 2,000-megawatt facility will generate power from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines. Construction of the wind farm and transmission line will create 4,000 direct, family-sustaining jobs for workers and support the creation of additional 4,400 jobs, as well as supporting 80 permanent, full-time operations jobs. Construction began in 2016, and operations are expected to begin in mid-2020.

The Wind Catcher Energy Connection also includes a power line delivering clean energy to Public Service Co. of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Co. customers across Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. The Wind Catcher power line, an approximately 350-mile, dedicated, extra-high voltage line, will connect a substation at the wind farm with a substation near Tulsa to deliver power across the region.

Once Wind Catcher comes online, 35%-40% of electricity supplied to Tulsa will come directly from clean wind energy. No pollution, no health hazards, no climate-change inducing gasses. Just clean, cheap, endlessly renewable energy.

Wind Catcher is making its way through the approval process. Please write to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and urge them to support this critical project.

Commissioner Tom Hiett
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
PO Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152

Commissioner Bob Anthony
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
PO Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152

Commissioner Dana Murphy
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
PO Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152

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