Great Western Wind

Developer: EDF Renewables
Owner: EDF Renewables / Alliant Energy
Operations and Maintenance: EDF Renewables
Power Purchaser: Google
System Size: 225 MW
Date of Operation: December 2016

The 225 MW Great Western Wind Project serves Google’s data center from its location in Woodward and Ellis counties near the Oklahoma panhandle. It is meant to help Google work toward its goal of powering all of its operations with clean energy—the addition of Great Western Wind brings the company’s renewable portfolio to almost 2.6 GW.

Project construction started during the first quarter of 2016 and was completed in December. The project consists of 30 3.3-MW and 63 2.2-MW wind turbines. In June EDF Renewables announced Alliant Energy Corporation (Alliant Energy) (NYSE: LNT) will acquire a 50% ownership interest in the project.


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