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Google buys Oklahoma wind power

Electricity from NextEra Energy Resources’ Minco II Wind Energy Center will help power Google’s data center near Pryor, which is expected to be operational later this year.

BY JAY F. MARKS Published: April 22, 2011
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Google is blowing into Oklahoma on the strength of the state’s renowned wind resources.

The search engine titan has struck a deal to buy the power from a 100.8-megawatt wind farm being developed in Grady and Caddo counties near Minco.

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NextEra harnesses Oklahoma’s wind
NextEra has more than 300 wind turbines in Oklahoma capable of producing nearly 550 megawatts of electricity, enough power to serve more than 137,000 average homes.

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To read Google’s white paper on its renewable energy purchases, go to NewsOK.com and search “Google.”

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