Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm is located on Oklahoma ranchland among the Arbuckle Mountains in Murray and Carter Counties. The turbines are approximately 15 miles north of Ardmore on the rolling, windy landscape of south central Oklahoma.
Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm has an installed capacity of 100 megawatts (MW). Arbuckle Mountain's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 22,000 Oklahoma homes.
Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Arbuckle Mountain represents a capital investment of approximately $170 million and will disburse payments to local governments through the life of the project. The project created 148 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as 3 permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $6 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.
Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm saves more than 177 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $3.2 million has been paid to the wind farm’s landowners through 2019. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors.
Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. A turbine’s blades capture the wind and rotate an internal shaft connected to a gearbox spinning a generator to produce electricity.
Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm consists of 50 Vestas V110 2 MW wind turbines.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.