Edison International dedicates Taloga Wind Energy Project in Oklahoma
Taloga Wind can generate up to 130 MW of power, which is enough to meet the needs of about 35,000 homes
Putnam, Okla., March 26, 2012 — Edison Mission Group, a unit of Edison International, officially dedicated its Taloga wind project in Putnam, Okla., about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City in Dewey County. The site began commercial operations last year.
Taloga Wind can generate up to 130 MW of power, which is enough to meet the needs of about 35,000 homes. All of the electricity produced by the project is being provided to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Taloga Wind is EMG's third wind energy project in Oklahoma, joining the 19-MW Buffalo Bear wind project and the 95-MW Sleeping Bear wind project, both located in nearby Harper County.
EMG plans to develop future wind projects in Oklahoma and is working to identify potential sites, including potential expansion of the Taloga project or the addition of adjacent projects.
The Taloga project is powered by 54 Mitsubishi turbines with a generating capacity of 2.4 MW each. The facility site spans about 17,780 acres. Taloga's interconnection to the grid delivers power into the Southwest Power Pool transmission system.
Taloga represents a total investment of $250 million in Dewey County. It is supporting the local economy with more than $50 million in property taxes and lease payments to local landowners over the next 20 years.