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 WIND POWER 

 

Owning a Wind Turbine

Many OG&E customers are interested in wind turbines for their homes, businesses or farming operations. The turbines that OG&E uses are too large for these purposes, but without endorsing any specific vendor or manufacturer, we are pleased to serve as your small-scale wind turbine resource. Please use  links in the Additional Resources section of this page as a general introduction to the topic.

Permit Requirements

Obtaining the correct permits for a wind turbine is important.  The Additional Resources section of this page includes some resources that may make your project much easier. 

Wind Assessment

To conduct an economic analysis of a wind turbine, first determine the amount of wind resources that are available for your specific area. The site wind resource needs to be applied to the power curve for the specific turbine you are considering. The wind resource must be adjusted for turbine elevation and the altitude of the site.  The Additional Resources section of this page includes some resources to help you conduct an economic analysis. 

Small Turbine Manufacturers

OG&E neither sells nor installs small scale wind turbines. The Additional Resources section of this page includes information about initial cost, including installation costs and operating and maintenance costs. 

OG&E Customer Compensation

OG&E offers a variety of rates to compensate its Oklahoma and Arkansas customers for wind power production. The following documents offer rate/tariff information:

Oklahoma

Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Producers of 300 KW or Less 

Standard Power Purchase Agreement for Cogeneration and Small Power Facilities (300 Kilowatts or Less)

Net Metering Billing Option

Qualifying Facility (QF) Billing Option

OGE_Interconnect Guidelines 9-21-1999.pdf

Arkansas

Standard Rate Schedule for Cogeneration and Small Power Production

Power Purchase Agreement for Cogeneration and Small Power Facilities (100 KW or Less)

Net Metering Rate

Standard Interconnection Agreement for Net Metering Facilites

OGE_Interconnect Guidelines 9-21-1999.pdf

Economic Analysis

The links found in the Additional Resources section provide typical type models for evaluating the economics of a small scale wind turbine. These models are illustrative and should be modified for your specific situation to properly evaluate your proposed turbine application.

Connecting to the Grid

Requests to connect to electric lines must be made to both the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The sites in the Additional Resources section of this page provide the necessary information to make these requests.
Guidelines for Generation Interconnection Requests to SPP’s Transmission System

Installation

OG&E neither installs nor offers installation of small scale wind turbines. However, OG&E does require the producer to install protective relaying on the turbine to prevent it from being damaged if a power outage occurs. Contact OG&E at custcaredept@oge.com for information on the protective relaying required and required metering for the specific rate tariff you have selected.

additional resources

 

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