28 Jul GE and Invenergy plans afoot to build largest wind farm in US
General Electric and power development company Invenergy will build the largest wind farm in the US, as part of a US$4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the West South Central region of the nation.
The 2GW farm, christened Wind Catcher, is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and is set to come online in mid-2020 when it will bring clean energy to customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
While the farm itself is comprised of 800 2.5MW wind turbines, a 563km extra-high voltage power line will also be built under the project, which will transfer electricity to the city of Tulsa.
In addition to supplying the turbines, GE Renewable Energy will provide software support to the facility, while utilities companies Public Service of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power will buy the farm from Invenergy and then build the power line.
During construction, the project will support around 4,000 direct jobs and will create 80 permanent jobs.