Keep Wind Working for Oklahoma
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Wind Energy is Powering Oklahoma into the Future, Saving Ratepayers Billions
Oklahoma’s two investor-owned utilities have estimated their use of power from Oklahoma wind energy projects will save ratepayers nearly $2 billion.
And wind energy isn’t just saving Oklahoma ratepayers billions, it’s leading the country in wind power. In 2015, Oklahoma ranked third nationwide for total wind energy generation, providing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1.3 million American homes.
Wind is Working For You
In 2015 wind energy supported between 7,0000 to 8,000 Oklahoma jobs with the potential to create more in the near future. With a total of $9.6 billion in capital investment, wind is continuing to work for you and your family.
The Oklahoma wind energy industry is expected to pay at least $1 billion in Ad Volorem taxes. Along with corresponding OTC payments, schools and local city and county services have the potential to see $1.2 billion in payments. Investing in and supporting Oklahoma wind energy will only continue to aid Oklahoma public school systems.
Protecting the Environment:
- In 2015, wind energy provided 23.26% of all in-state electricity production, the equivalent of powering 1.3 million homes in Oklahoma.
- Generating wind power creates no emissions and uses virtually no water.
- With wind energy in 2015 alone, Oklahoma’s water consumption savings equaled 3.7 billion gallons, the equivalent of 27.7 billion water bottles.
- In 2015, Oklahoma Wind Energy avoided 7.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide (co2) emissions, the equivalent of 1.5 million cars worth of emissions.
Wind is Investing Oklahoma’s Future:
Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for Wind Energy production; current investments have Oklahoma on track to be one of American’s wind power leaders. In 2015 alone, over 23% of all in state electricity derived from wind. Thanks to a private investment, Oklahoma will soon start construction on a High Voltage Direct Current power line to begin powering the Memphis, Tennessee area with wind power.
With this new construction project and continued investment into the Wind Energy Sector, wind will continue to work for Oklahoma by bringing in more jobs and economic benefits to all of Oklahoma.
1 (“Oklahoma Wind Energy,” American Wind Energy)
2 (Dr. Shannon L. Ferrell, Joshua Conaway “Wind Industry Impacts in Oklahoma,” State Chamber of Oklahoma)
American Energy Action (AWA), an independent 501(c)(4), is established to advance wind energy policy by designing and deploying aggressive advocacy programs and activities. Specifically, AWA will measurably increase the lobbying and advocacy capacity, as well as the political strength, of the wind energy advocates at the state and federal level by identifying, motivating, and activating supporters of wind energy to contact their elected officials and to educate the public about the officials’ positions on wind energy.
Until now, one wind-energy focused organization, AWEA, a 501(c)(c)6 Trade Association has collaborated on certain projects to educate the public on the benefits of wind energy and to advance the policies that incentivize more such energy. To achieve greater awareness and effective policy and political impact a new independent 501(c)(4), AWA, has been established. The combined impact of these organizations will result in significantly greater delivery of wind energy and the valuable benefits it provides to our country and our future.