Wind Catcher Wind Farm, Oklahoma, USA

Last Modified: Sun Jul 30 2017 21:01:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2,000 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Wind Catcher Wind Farm wind farm located in Cimarron & Texas Counties, Oklahoma. The farm will be world’s second-largest wind farm, once operational in 2020.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 1.1 million
    approximate number of customers that will be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational. This is equivalent to 1.3 million cars off the year.
  • 300,000
    acres of land in Cimarron & Texas Counties, Oklahoma, home to some of the best wind in the country, will be used for the farm. Approximately 98-99% of land in the project site area will remain in agricultural use, supporting a primary industry in the region.
  • 800
    GE 2.5 megawatt turbines designed to enhance siting efficiency will be used. All machine heads and hubs will be manufactured in the U.S., and additional components will be manufactured in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Invenergy LLC, EPC and O&M: Invenergy LLC & General Electric (GE), Distribution: Public Service Company Of Oklahoma,Southwestern Electric Power Company.
  • $4.5 billion
    estimated project cost.
  • 8,400
    annual peak jobs during construction phase - 4,000 direct and 4,400 indirect jobs. Construction has commenced in 2016 and likely to be completed in 2020. (For perspective, total number of coal mining jobs in May 2017 stand at 50,800).
  • 80
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • $300 million
    Estimated contribution in property taxes over the life of the project.
  • 2016
    Commencement of construction with likely completion in mid 2020.
  • $7 billion
    The project is expected to save Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) customers over 25 years.
  • 26 Jul 2017
    One of the nation’s largest power companies, American Electric Power, announced plans to purchase the farm from Invenergy LLC.