Edison Mission Group Dedicates Taloga Wind Energy Project in Oklahoma

March 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

PUTNAM, Okla., Mar 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International


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, today officially dedicated its Taloga wind project in Putnam,
Okla., approximately 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City in Dewey
County. The site began commercial operations last year.

Taloga Wind can generate up to 130 megawatts (MW) of power, which is
enough to meet the needs of about 35,000 homes. All of the electricity
produced by the project is being provided to Oklahoma Gas and Electric
Company under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

“Oklahoma is a vital state for our wind energy portfolio with excellent
wind resources and an economic climate that has attracted capital
investment and job creation,” said Pedro Pizarro, president of EMG, the
sixth largest operator of wind energy projects in the U.S. “We look
forward to many years of providing wind power to the customers of
Oklahoma Gas Electric, a company that is respected for its commitment
to expanding the generation of renewable energy in the state.”

“The Taloga facility is a great addition to our wind energy generation
portfolio, which now supplies 10 percent of the annual energy to our
customers,” said Jesse Langston, Vice President of Retail Energy of
Oklahoma Gas Electric (OGE). “And we are excited about the expected
savings Taloga Wind will bring to our customers over the contract
period.”

Taloga Wind is EMG’s third wind energy project in Oklahoma, joining the
19-MW Buffalo Bear wind project and the 95-MW Sleeping Bear wind
project, both located in nearby Harper County. EMG plans to develop
future wind projects in Oklahoma and is working to identify potential
sites, including potential expansion of the Taloga project or the
addition of adjacent projects. The Taloga project is powered by 54
Mitsubishi turbines with a generating capacity of 2.4 MW each. The
facility site spans approximately 17,780 acres. Taloga’s interconnection
to the grid delivers power into the Southwest Power Pool transmission
system.

Taloga represents a total investment of $250 million in Dewey County. It
is supporting the local economy with more than $50 million in property
taxes and lease payments to local landowners over the next 20 years.

The company also announced it is making a $10,000 contribution to
support the Putnam Community Building, a former school building that has
been used as a focal point for community activities since the school was
closed in 1967.

About Edison Mission Group (EMG)

With offices in Santa Ana, Calif., EMG manages the competitive power
generation business of Edison International


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, operating a
portfolio of nearly 50 electric generating sites in 13 states that are
powered by wind, natural gas, biomass and coal, as well as an energy
marketing and trading operation based in Boston. EMG is one of the
largest developers of wind energy projects in the U.S. with a current
portfolio of 31 projects in operation or under construction in 11 states
with a total generating capacity of nearly 2,000 megawatts.

SOURCE: Edison Mission Group



        
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