Avangrid, Inc. has announced it will build its first renewable energy project in Oklahoma.
Pontotoc Wind – a 147.5 MW wind farm – will be constructed in Pontotoc County and feature 33 wind turbines. Avangrid worked closely with the US Air Force to select this site for the project, which is in an area that protects the Air Force’s mission.
With this project, Avangrid will now have a presence in 25 US states.
“We are thrilled to be developing our first renewable energy project in Oklahoma that will deliver clean, renewable wind power to the Pontotoc County community, along with jobs and local investment,” said Pedro Azagra, Avangrid CEO. “With Pontotoc Wind, we are helping to accelerate a clean energy transition in the state and across the US.”
In total, Pontotoc Wind will generate 500,000 MWh of power annually – enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes.
Construction will commence in 2024 and will produce more than 200 jobs. Once complete, the project will continue to contribute to the surrounding area for more than 20 years through local job support to wind farm operations and other community investments.
Pontotoc Wind will also contribute an estimated $25 million in property taxes over the life of the project, which will directly benefit local schools and other services.