Southern reaches Wildhorse Mountain summit
- Feb 21, 2020 6:45 am GMT
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Southern Power has started commercial operations at the 100MW Wildhorse Mountain wind farm in the US state of Oklahoma.
Wildhorse Mountain, which is located in Pushmataha County, comprises 29 Vestas turbines.
The Danish manufacturer will also operate and maintain the facility for Southern Power, with the latter responsible for performing the balance of onsite plant operations.
Electricity and associated renewable energy credits generated by the project are being sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC).
AECC will have the option to keep or sell the associated RECs.
Southern Power acquired Wildhorse Mountain in May 2018 from RES, which served as the developer and constructor of the site.
Peak construction generated about 250 jobs.
Southern Power chief executive Mark Lantrip said Wildhorse Mountain is our fourth wind project in the state of Oklahoma, and we are pleased to see this project achieve commercial operation.
This additional facility showcases our commitment to the development of wind energy and is an excellent addition to our growing renewable fleet.
Southern Power's wind portfolio now consists of more than 2058MW and is a part of the company's 4454MW renewable fleet.
The company has 40 solar and wind facilities operating or under construction.