Enel Green Power commissions Little Elk wind project in Oklahoma

Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) said recently that the Little Elk wind farm located in Kiowa and Washita Counties in Oklahoma was brought online as of Dec. 16, 2015.

It marked the second wind farm in the month of December that EGP-NA has brought online in Oklahoma and the sixth wind farm that the company has commissioned in the state since entering the Oklahoma market in 2012.

EGP-NA has brought online more than 420 MW of wind capacity in Oklahoma, the most of any operator in the state, the company said.

The Little Elk wind project boasts a total installed capacity of 74 MW and is located adjacent to the existing 150 MW Rocky Ridge wind project. Little Elk is expected to generate more than 330 GWh annually, providing enough energy to power over 27,000 U.S. households and avoid the emission of more than 240,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

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