Blue Canyon Wind Farm

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Blue Canyon Wind Farm
Wind turbines in Southwest Oklahoma
Blue Canyon Wind Farm from Mount Scott
Blue Canyon Wind Farm is located in Oklahoma
Blue Canyon Wind Farm
Location within Oklahoma
Official name Blue Canyon Wind Farm
Country United States
Coordinates 34°51′37″N 98°34′57″W / 34.86028°N 98.58250°W / 34.86028; -98.58250Coordinates: 34°51′37″N 98°34′57″W / 34.86028°N 98.58250°W / 34.86028; -98.58250
Status Operating
Commission date December 2003
Owner(s) EDP Renewables North America
Operator(s) EDP Renewables North America
Power generation
Units operational 45 Vestas NM72 1.65 MW
84 Vestas V80 1.8 MW
66 GE sle 1.5 MW
55 Vestas V90 1.8 MW
Nameplate capacity 423.45 MW
Website
http://www.edpr.com/

Blue Canyon Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in Oklahoma, United States.[1] The project, located in the Slick Hills north of Lawton,[2] consists of four phases with a total output of 423.45 MW.[3] As of 2008, Blue Canyon remains Oklahoma's largest wind farm; however, several organizations including Oklahoma Gas & Electric plan to greatly increase Oklahoma's wind power capacity,[4] and future projects may be larger.

Blue Canyon I[edit]

Blue Canyon I consists of 45 Vestas NM72 1.65 MW wind turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of 74.25 MW. It began commercial operations in December 2003, and is owned by EDP Renewables North America.[5]

Blue Canyon II[edit]

Blue Canyon II consists of 84 Vestas V80 1.8 MW wind turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of an additional 151.2 MW. It is owned and operated by Horizon Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Energias de Portugal, a world leading Portuguese utility, it began commercial operations in December 2005.[6]

Blue Canyon V[edit]

Blue Canyon V consists of 66 GE sle 1.5 MW turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of an additional 99 MW. It began commercial operations in December 2009.[7]

Blue Canyon VI[edit]

Blue Canyon VI consists of 55 Vestas V90 1.8 MW turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of an additional 99 MW.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Wind Energy Development". Wind Project Data Base. American Wind Energy Association. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2005-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Two Oklahoma towns blown away by wind farm benefits". Crop Choice. 2003-11-03. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Blue Canyon Wind Farm". EDP Renewables North America. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  4. ^ Clendenin, Julie (2008-10-31). "Oklahoma Winds Generate Clean Electricity, In-state Green Jobs as U.S. Wind Power Industry Continues to Expand". American Wind Energy Association. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Blue Canyon Wind Farm". EDP Renewables North America. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Blue Canyon Wind Farm, Oklahoma". Horizon Wind Energy. Archived from the original on 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
  7. ^ "EDP Renewables North America". About | EDPR Wind Farms. December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Blue Canyon Wind Farm". EDP Renewables North America. Retrieved 2017-05-02.