Apex Wind Energy begins work on Oklahoma wind farm

Apex Wind Energy Inc. says a 300-megawatt wind farm in Oklahoma Is expected to begin commercial operations late this year.

Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex said Wednesday in a news release that it has begun construction of the $470 million Canadian Hills Wind power project outside Oklahoma City.

Apex says Canadian Hills will be Oklahoma’s largest wind farm. It will generate enough electricity to power about 100,000 homes.

Apex sold the wind turbines project to Atlantic Power Corp. in March but it retains a minority ownership interest. Apex will manage the construction.

Nearly 200 people will be employed during construction. Apex says 15 to 20 workers will be hired to manage the wind farm’s operations.

Apex Wind Energy, Inc. is an independent wind power company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in 2009, Apex has completed seven acquisitions and become one of the fastest-growing wind energy companies in the country.

The company has a diversified portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind energy facilities in development. The management team is comprised of experts from throughout the industry whose collective prior experience includes the development, financing, construction and operation of over $10 billion in wind energy facilities now operating in the United States.