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Origin wind farm begins construction in Murray, Carter counties

Enel Green Power said its contractor has started work on a 150-megawatt wind farm in south central Oklahoma that will supply electricity to an Arkansas electric cooperative.
by Paul Monies Modified: November 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm •  Published: November 21, 2013

Enel Green Power North America Inc. said Thursday construction has started on a 150-megawatt wind farm in Murray and Carter counties, the third Oklahoma project owned by a U.S. affiliate of the Italian renewable energy company.

Enel said the Origin wind farm, owned by Origin Wind Energy LLC, is expected to enter service by the end of 2014. The $250 million project was initially announced by Renewable Energy Systems America Inc. in July.

RES is building the wind farm, but recently sold it to Enel.

The Origin wind farm will supply electricity to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. through a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The Origin wind farm joins Enel's two other projects in Oklahoma. The company has a 150-megawatt Rocky Ridge project near Hobart and a 235-megawatt Chisholm View project near Enid.

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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