A recent Tulsa World article reports that Oklahoma looks primed to surpass California as the number 3 wind-producing state, behind Texas and Iowa.
As far a wind energy supportive topography, Oklahoma has more than enough — and it shows in Oklahoma’s wind generation rankings.
“Especially in the western part of the state, there’s some of the best wind resources in the country — and actually in the world — and that’s because of the elevation, topography of the southern great plains area,” said Mario Hurtado, executive vice president of Clean Line Energy Partners.
According to Lavern Phillips, President of Woodward Industrial Foundation in Northwestern Oklahoma, wind is about creating jobs and opportunity. "This is a major source of income for landowners, tax revenue for our schools and county government, and creates good paying steady employment for the operation and maintenance of the turbines".