Oklahoma’s production tax credit for wind power expired in 2017 and was never renewed, a sensible move that acknowledges the advancements wind power has made in becoming a competitively priced form of generation. Wind power no longer needs a 10-year, half-cent-per-kilowatt-hour credit to compete with conventional forms of electricity. Mission accomplished! But some Oklahoma lawmakers […]
The commercial opens with a closeup of a Dalmatian’s head, ears billowing, jowls flapping, scored to Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” No, the Budweiser wind farm ad wasn’t among the top five highest rated Super Bowl commercial’s for 2019, according to USA Today’s Ad Meter. That honor went to the NFL’s ad celebrating the […]
Oklahoma still has the wind at its back when it comes to adding more renewable energy to the Southwest Power Pool’s energy generating portfolio. A report released Wednesday by the American Wind Energy Association shows the Sooner State added 576 megawatts of additional capacity to its wind generation fleet during 2018. Only three other states […]
As we move forward in the New Year, the State of Oklahoma has much reason to be optimistic. With an abundance of natural resources, Oklahoma is perfectly positioned within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP.) This is important because we are connected to 14 other states in a geographic area extending from the Red River […]
NewsOK – 3/17/2018 The Southwest Power Pool, which manages the Great Plains’ electric grid, announced Friday it had set a wind-penetration record of 60.56%. During that minute, wind supplied 13,928.94 megawatts of the 22,998.71 megawatts needed to provide power to customers within the pool’s 14-state coverage area. This record is just one of nearly a […]
Houston Chronicle – 3/14/18 Despite being the number two state for wind power capacity, Oklahoma has soured on its wind industry, which has lost all state-level tax incentives amid a budget crisis brought on by the oil bust. Now the Oklahoma legislature has proposed caps on tax credits for the wind industry that could bankrupt […]
Enid, Okla., March 12, 2018 — Rep. Frank Lucas has been named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) at an event hosted by NextEra Energy, a major energy generation and development company.