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Oklahoma business briefs, Nov. 15

Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 15, 2013
Modified: November 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm •  Published: November 15, 2013


Western Farmers acquires 100 megawatts

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative said Thursday it has agreed to buy the remaining 100 megawatts of wind energy from Apex Clean Energy's Balko Wind Project in southwestern Beaver County. Tulsa-based Public Service Co. of Oklahoma last month said it will buy the other 200 megawatts from the 150-turbine project, which will span more than 17,000 acres. The project is expected to become operational in 2015. “Wind is an important part of WFEC's diverse mix of generation and plays an integral part in our overall commitment to renewable energy as well as enabling the ability to reduce fossil fuel emissions,” Western Farmers CEO Gary Roulet said in a statement.

Attorney receives professionalism award

Attorney Reid Robison, a McAfee & Taft shareholder, on Thursday received the prestigious Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association. The award is given to those whose conduct best represents the legal profession's highest standards. “Those individuals and groups who receive OBA awards are truly admirable,” OBA President Jim Stuart said. “The Awards Committee is thorough and highly selective, so each winner must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and exemplary service to the profession. I hope their accomplishments continue to inspire and affect positive change throughout Oklahoma and its legal community.” Robison is a career trial lawyer whose practice primarily concentrates on business-related litigation.

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