Wind energy to increase in Oklahoma

A federal agency says Oklahoma will likely see an increase in wind energy generated electricity used to power homes.


Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.

The Journal Record reports Oklahoma is expected to see an increase in total wind generating capacity by the spring of 2015. The state has 3,100 megawatts of wind power capacity. That number is expected to grow by 2,100 megawatts.

The Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment says the state has the fifth-lowest electricity cost in the United States. Electricity from wind farms comprises 15 percent of all power in the state.