Oklahoma ranks sixth in wind power, trade association says
The wind industry’s trade group, the American Wind Energy Association, said Oklahoma added more than 1,100 megawatts of wind power capacity in 2012. Oklahoma moved up from eighth place to sixth in the association’s rankings of state wind capacity.
Oklahoma now ranks sixth in the nation for wind-generation capacity after a torrid fourth quarter that saw developers scrambling to finish projects before a federal tax credit deadline.
The year-end ranking by the American Wind Energy Association put Oklahoma’s total capacity at more than 3,134 megawatts. That’s enough to power more than 750,000 homes. The state ranked...
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