WFEC’s Current Solar Projects: 5 Utility-Scale Solar Farms
18 mega-Watts (MW) total*
Cyril (5 MW) Tuttle (4 MW)
Pine Ridge - Hinton - Marietta (3 MW each) (all projects located in Oklahoma)
13 Community Solar Sites - 2.75 MW total*
11 WFEC member distribution cooperatives participating.
The smaller sites range from 0.1 MW to 0.25 MW (12 projects located across Oklahoma and 1 in Texas) WFEC will own and maintain the utility-scale solar sites in Oklahoma, as well as the Community Solar locations.*
Utility-Scale Solar Farm - 25 MW total* Caprock Solar Power Project - (Tucumcari, N.M.) this facility covers some 200 acres and generates enough solar energy to power approximately 5,000 homes. It went into commercial operation in December, 2016. Duke Energy Renewables owns, operates and maintains the site, but all output will be sold to WFEC for 25 years through a power purchase agreement.*
Overall, WFEC has added almost 21 MW of solar in Oklahoma, which will substantially boost the use of this energy source within the state. The 25 MW New Mexico site is also be a big increase for that state due to the project size. WFEC is hopeful that this energy supply option proves to be a viable power source for many years to come. Diversity of electric generation resources and technology is vital to long-term, low-cost electric energy. WFEC is continuously taking progress to a higher level with beneficial advances in the utility industry.
*WFEC purchases or produces energy from various wind & solar resources. However,WFEC has not historically, nor may not in the future, retain or retire all of the renewable energy certificates associated with the energy production from these facilities.