Alternative Energy Technologies

Innovative alternative energy delivery

Through smart energy policies and innovative implementation of technology, we’re meeting the long-term needs of our growing economy and the everyday needs of the people who live in our communities.

We have a history of innovation that includes being one of the first utilities in the nation to use combined-cycle gas generation. Today, we’re a leader in alternative energy technologies, being the first utility in Oklahoma to offer wind power in 2003, executing the largest U.S. deployment of smart meters in 2012 and now being the first utility in Oklahoma to develop a utility-scale solar farm.

Through smart energy policies and innovative implementation of technology, we’re meeting the long-term needs of our growing economy and the everyday needs of the people who live in our communities.

Wind

Wind power today accounts for approximately 11 percent of OG&E's generating capacity, and through our wind developments we’ve  helped Oklahoma become the nation's fourth largest producer of wind. We’ve built high-voltage transmission lines to western and northwestern Oklahoma, which to deliver renewable energy from wind-rich parts of the state to customers in the more densely populated areas of central Oklahoma and elsewhere. As an OG&E customer, you can invest in wind for your home or business.  

Solar
In July 2015, we dedicated our solar farm located on the site of our Mustang Power Plant. The 2.5 MW facility has enough generation capacity to power about 500 homes. We began offering solar power from the farm directly to interested customers – and immediately sold out. We're now building a nearly 10-megawatt solar power plant in Covington, Ok, which is anticipated to generate enough electricity to serve the needs of over 10,000 Oklahoma homes. 

Electric Vehicles

We’re charged up about electric vehicles, recently adding ten to our vehicle fleet and placing charging stations at key facilities in order to promote this emerging and growing technology. EVs can help lower the emissions contributions from mobile sources, especially in our cities. Learn more about EVs at: OGE Electric Vehicles

We’re also evaluating electricity storage and other emerging technologies for the industry.

 

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