Southern Power‘s 118-MW Glass Sands Wind Facility in Murray County, Oklahoma, is now operational. This project is Southern Power’s fifth wind facility in Oklahoma, and it contributes to the company’s growing fleet of clean energy resources from California to Maine.
“We are pleased to see Glass Sands Wind Facility achieve commercial operation as this facility represents an incredible accomplishment for our employees and partners involved with the project,” said Bill Grantham, president of Southern Power. “This facility showcases our commitment to the development of wind energy and is an excellent addition to our growing renewable fleet.”
Glass Sands Wind Facility consists of 28 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas. The electricity and associated renewable energy credits generated by the facility will be sold under a power purchase agreement with Amazon.
Southern Power acquired Glass Sands Wind Facility from Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ development arm in North America, in December 2020. Mortenson constructed the site, which created more than 250 jobs at peak construction.
With the addition of Glass Sands, Southern Power’s wind portfolio consists of more than 2,534 MW of wind generation.
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