Powering a Cleaner Energy Future

OG&E’s fleet of energy generation and delivery technology continues to evolve for a more sustainable future.

Photo: Mustang Energy Center in Oklahoma City

View of solar panels and Mustang Energy Center.
A Smarter Energy Grid

We’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 40 percent since 2005 by investing in 32 megawatts of owned solar capacity, 449 megawatts of owned wind power generation, 342 megawatts of wind purchased power contracts, and converting coal to gas. At the same time, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers experience fewer outages while keeping rates low. We’re showing our commitment through an approximately $900 million investment in grid enhancements that improve our customers' reliability while lowering costs and deploying innovative, efficient technology.  View our Grid Enhancement Map to learn how we benefit your community.

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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
We’ve reduced emissions from our power plants by 40 percent since 2005 and expect to lower emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Between 2030 and 2050, OG&E expects to retire 95 percent of its current fossil-fueled generation, cost-effectively meeting our capacity requirements by replacing retiring generation with newer technology including high-efficiency natural gas or zero-emitting technology such as renewables or batteries.
Line graph chart showing the Carbon Dioxide emissions generated by OG&E's owned and operated fleet for 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020. Over the 15-year period, the chart shows a steady decrease in key emissions for Carbon Dioxide.

Long Description for Carbon Dioxide Emissions - OG&E's Owned and Operated Fleet Chart

Overview

The line graph chart shows the Carbon Dioxide generated by OG&E owned and operated fleet for 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020. Over 15 years, the chart shows a steady decrease in Carbon Dioxide emissions for each 5-year period.

Values

Numerical values presented on the chart image:

Carbon Dioxide Emissions - OG&E's Owned and Operated Fleet
Year Carbon Dioxide Total Emissions in Metric Tons   
2005 23,992,764
2010 23,125,013
2015 18,839,633
2020 12,287,672

Presentation

In 5-year increments, the line graph represents the amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions per year. Emissions listed for the time period are represented using lines descending left to right horizontally, with dots indicating the amount of emissions for the year listed.

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How We’re Making a Difference
Grid Resilience
We’re deploying smarter technology that senses and isolates disruptions on our power grid and automatically reroutes power for our customers.
Prioritizing Investments
On our path to decarbonization, we’ve converted 35 percent of our coal-fueled fleet to natural gas while continuing to add more renewable energy.
Electrifying Our Vehicle Fleet
We’re reducing emissions by electrifying our entire light-duty vehicle fleet by 2030.
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Investing in Clean Technology

The key to a sustainable future is ongoing renewable energy investments that reduce our environmental footprint. Our investments allow for a balanced approach to make sure our 871,000 customers have reliable electricity as we introduce more renewables. Our 2021 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) shows our intent to add nearly 1,000 MW each of zero-carbon solar resources and high-efficiency, hydrogen-capable quick start combustion turbines in the next 10 years to enable and support renewable generation growth.

Pioneers in Solar Generation
As the first utility in Oklahoma to offer universal solar power to customers with the Mustang Energy Center, we continue to lead the way when it comes to solar. We have another solar energy center near Covington, a 10 MW farm in Durant, and a 5 MW farm in Davis. About half of the energy from these farms in southeast Oklahoma help the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations meet their renewable energy needs, while also providing community solar opportunities to our residential customers. In Arkansas, we're increasing the capacity of our ever-expanding solar fleet by opening a 5 MW facility, our fist solar offering in the state.
Scenic view of wind turbines in the sunset at Crossroads Wind Farm in Dewey County, Oklahoma.
Frontrunners in Wind Energy Use
Wind power has helped make our state among the largest producers of wind energy in the country. Power from our seven active wind farms now comprises approximately 10 percent of OG&E’s generating capacity. As a member of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization serving 17 states, OG&E customers have access to the full suite of clean energy resources. At the same time, our high voltage lines now let us share OG&E’s wind generating capacity throughout the region. Wind is now the leading source of power for the SPP - on some windy days, wind generation has represented over 80 percent of the SPP’s generation mix, with a daily average of 30 percent during 2020.
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Supporting Electric Vehicles

With more EVs hitting the road, OG&E is leading the way toward fast and reliable charging in our service area. As a founding member of the Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Coalition, OG&E helped form a group of stakeholders committed to increasing EV adoption in the state and joined the Midwest Charging EV Corridor, a seamless network of charging stations across the country designed to make charging easier when you’re on the road. At our OG&E Advanced Technologies Laboratory, we’re pilot testing battery packs built with repurposed EV batteries to support the fast charging needs of our customers. Another plus? Customers can opt to “fill up” electric vehicles when power prices are low with during OG&E’s low-cost SmartHours program.

Modernizing Our Generation Fleet

We recently gave our Mustang power plant a serious makeover, repurposing our facility to aid in the ongoing clean energy transition of the electric sector. Our natural gas-fueled, quick-start combustion turbines play a critical role in integrating increasing amounts of renewable generation into the SPP. These quick-start turbines handle rapid load changes caused by drops in solar or wind power and can reach peak power in just 10 minutes – compared to 22 hours for our now-retired units. The state-of-the-art units also provide power during periods of peak demand, paving the way for a smooth clean energy transition.