Redbed Plains Wind Farm is located 25 miles southwest of Oklahoma City in central Oklahoma. Located in northern Grady County, the wind farm complements the area’s mixed agricultural production of cropland and pasture, providing local agricultural producers with a stable revenue stream in the form of landowner lease payments.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm has an installed capacity of 99.1 megawatts (MW). Redbed Plains' generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 22,000 Oklahoma homes.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Redbed Plains represents a capital investment of approximately $158 million and has disbursed more than $2.9 in cumulative payments to local governments through 2019. The project created 114 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and as well as five permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $8 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm saves more than 176 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.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $2.2 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.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm consists of 31 Gamesa G114 2.1 MW wind turbines and 17 Gamesa G114 2 MW wind turbines.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.