Elk City, OK
PROJECT DEVELOPER: Acciona
PROJECT OWNER: Acciona
START UP DATE: 2010
ESTIMATED REDUCTIONS: 293,800 tonnes CO2e
PROJECT TYPE: Renewable Energy Production
OFFSET STANDARD: Verified Carbon Standard
Red Hills Wind Farm represents ACCIONA’s first renewable-energy project in the state of Oklahoma. Well known for its vast oil and natural gas reserves, Oklahoma will come to be recognized for its wind resources as well, currently ranking in the top 10 U.S. states for wind-energy potential. The surrounding community continues to build on its pioneering spirit through their support of Red Hills Wind Farm.
Red Hills is sited on 5,000 acres of mixed use agriculture and grazing land, ten miles north of Elk City, Oklahoma. The 82 turbines create 123MW of electricity in an area that gets is power predominantly from coal. The turbines were manufactured in West Branch, Iowa. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power 40,000 homes.