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Oklahoma utility gains approval for new wind farm

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 8:13am
The Associated Press

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved construction of another wind farm for Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

OG&E says the "Crossroads" wind farm will be built near Canton in Dewey County and will include at least 86 wind turbines to generate electricity.

The company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., says customers will initially see a 59 to 65 cent increase in monthly bills due to the wind farm - but the cost is expected to begin falling in 2013 or 2014.

The wind farm is expected to be completed during the second half of 2011. It will be the third OG&E owned wind farm in northwestern Oklahoma.

The company also has agreements to buy wind-generated electricity from three other wind farms - including two that are under construction.

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