ABOUT KINGFISHER WIND
Kingfisher Wind is a wind energy project planned for northern Canadian County and southern Kingfisher County. Located outside of all city and town boundaries, the project is expected to be built in rural, open, unincorporated portions of these counties, in areas where landowners wish to host turbines on their private property. The project will offer economic development benefits to both Canadian and Kingfisher Counties and significantly enhance the budgets of several local school districts.
Kingfisher Wind is expected to represent an investment of more than $452 million of private capital. The project will be capable of producing up to 300 MW of homegrown energy, enough to power about 100,000 homes. The RECs, or renewable energy credits, from the facility are being sold to other parties.
Economic Benefits for Canadian and Kingfisher Counties
Kingfisher Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for schools, governments, and landowners.
- Estimated $1.5 million per year in new tax revenues for Canadian and Kingfisher Counties, local schools, and county services
- Estimated $30.8 million in new tax revenues to local school districts, including $843,000 per year on average to Okarche School District and $326,000 per year on average to Cashion School District
- $2 million per year in annual payments to local landowners, injecting millions of dollars in the local economy over the project's lifetime
- 165 local jobs created for wind farm construction
- 12 long-term, high-quality jobs created and maintained for project operation and maintenance
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