Kingfisher Wind Project Profile
Kingfisher Wind has a capacity of 300 MW, producing enough energy to power more than 100,000 homes every year.
Economic impact modeling shows Kingfisher Wind will have significant and long-term benefits:
Project cost: $452 million in private investment (estimated)
Short-term impact: $29 million during the construction phase through regional purchase of supplies and materials, meals and housing for construction team members, new local wages, and other associated purchases
Long-term impact: $352 million over 25 years (estimated based on 300 megawatt output)
Property taxes generated: $37 million during the project's lifetime
- Full-time jobs created: About 12 workers are required to maintain and operate the turbines
Additional local economic benefits: Annual lease payments to landowners will introduce approximately $2 million per year into the local economy, including new income often used for local purchases, equipment investments, and more
Why Canadian and Kingfisher Counties?
Rural Canadian and Kingfisher Counties were selected to be home to Kingfisher Wind after a thorough examination of many candidate sites throughout Oklahoma for the following reasons:
- Wind Resource: Canadian County has a very strong wind resource
- Land Compatibility: By siting turbines on agricultural land in Canadian County, we can offer local farmers an additional income stream without any significant impact on their agricultural activities
- Electric Utility Grid: The transmission infrastructure in Canadian County offers an ideal location to deliver power to the grid
- Wildlife: The open farmland and lack of sensitive habitat in Canadian County provide ample space to adhere to wildlife conservation standards
- Energy Demand: The growing demand for power in Oklahoma and across the south creates the need for new energy generation
Farmers who host turbines on their property and other participating landowners will also receive annual lease payments. These payments will continue over the projected 25-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economy of these counties to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers.