Western Farmers Electric Coop expanding with wind, natural gas
From The Journal Record:
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative added 300 megawatts of power generation capacity in the last year and plans to add more smart generation from natural gas and wind, Gary Roulet, CEO, said on Tuesday at the 2009 Oklahoma Emerging Technology Conference in Midwest City.
“We plan to add an additional 125 megawatts of wind power by 2012,” he said.
WFEC currently receives 123 megawatts of the power it provides to its 19 member electric cooperatives from wind. The 19 members provide electric power to more than two-thirds of rural Oklahoma and parts of Kansas, Arkansas and Texas.