Oklahoma 4th in nation in wind-generated power

Ponca City Now - April 13, 2014 10:30 am

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A wind energy association says Oklahoma is in fourth place nationally in the amount of electricity generated from wind.

The American Wind Energy Association says in its annual report that wind provided more than 4 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. in 2013. The Oklahoman reports that more than 10.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity was generated by wind in Oklahoma, enough to power about one million homes.

The report says the nation had 61,110 megawatts of wind capacity by the end of the year. Wind capacity was 3,134 megawatts in Oklahoma as the state remained in sixth place.

Nationally, installed capacity fell 92 percent last year to 1,087 megawatts, largely from uncertainty over the federal production tax credit. The incentive was renewed at the beginning of 2013.


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