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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

April 18, 2024 • Oklahoma, Print storyE-mail story

Kay County family frustrated by wind turbine leak

A Kay County family told News 4 a leaking wind turbine near their property has now prompted an investigation. The turbine in question is owned and operated by Deriva Energy. Stephanie Mayer said she hadn’t noticed any problems with it until last month. “We had little specks of brown stuff showing up on our windows of our vehicles, out of nowhere,” said Mayer. “When we went to wash it off, like it just smears, it doesn’t like to wash off. . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2024 • Oklahoma, , Print storyE-mail story

Residents raise concerns about Pontotoc County wind farm

Pontotoc County Commissioners held a meeting in Ada on Friday morning, allowing county taxpayers to voice their concerns with a wind farm that is set to begin construction near Roff this summer. “This will become the county where metal buildings have more rights than the people.” The plans from energy company Avangrid will bring 33, 600-foot tall wind turbines to the Roff, Oklahoma area. Most residents in the area do not want to see these turbines installed. “When I moved . . . Complete story »

March 9, 2024 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Oklahoma landowners exploring what can be done to prevent turbines being built near their homes

A group of Oklahoma landowners are organizing to fight wind turbines being built near their homes. A view in Lincoln County could be changing soon, and the people who live there aren’t too happy about it as the trees could one day be wiped out and replaced with wind turbines. “If we want to preserve Oklahoma’s farmland and ranchland, we have got to take a strong look at this,” Saundra Traywick said. Two private companies say they’re filling a clean . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2024 • France, OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

“Irreparable injury:” Courts order dismantling of wind farms in US, France

A pair of geographically diverse court decisions handed down in December have ordered two wind farms be dismantled, highlighting the importance for renewable energy developers of securing all necessary approvals, including environmental and social. The first court decision, handed down by the Court of Appeal in Nimes, France, has ordered the dismantling of a seven-turbine wind farm in Hérault which was built by Énergie Renouvelable du Languedoc (ERL), a subsidiary of German group New. The company now has 15 months . . . Complete story »

December 21, 2023 • Oklahoma, Print storyE-mail story

Judge orders removal of wind farm opposed by Osage Nation

A judge has ordered the removal of a wind farm in Osage County and set a trial for damages in a win for the Osage Nation and its Mineral Council, which, along with the federal government, have been fighting the erection of the turbines for more than 10 years. U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves issued the ruling Wednesday in Tulsa federal court against Osage Wind LLC, Enel Kansas LLC and Enel Green Power North America Inc. The . . . Complete story »

August 11, 2022 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire, collapses after storms move through Custer County

OKLAHOMA CITY – A wind turbine in Custer County was nearly brought to the ground after it caught fire during a storm on Tuesday afternoon. The turbine was located near State Highway 47 and North 2300 Road. News 9 Storm Tracker Jeromy Carter was on the scene while crews assessed the damage. Currently, it is unclear how the turbine caught fire or if anyone was injured. This is a developing story, stay with News 9 for the latest updates. Complete story »

August 11, 2022 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Oklahoma wind turbine is no match for Mother Nature

CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. – A massive wind turbine at one of the country’s largest wind farms is no more, thanks to the impacts of a strong thunderstorm that moved through central Oklahoma on Tuesday. First responders arrived at the Traverse Wind Energy Center around 4:30 p.m. to find one of the turbines on fire. Video from the scene showed what is believed to be one of the massive GE turbines on the ground with its support structure folded as if . . . Complete story »

June 23, 2022 • Oklahoma, Print storyE-mail story

Wind turbine collapses near Ames

AMES, Okla. – Authorities are looking into what caused a wind turbine to collapse in Major County. Ames Fire Chief Mike Willey said a resident who lives about a mile away from where the turbine stood heard a thud, looked over and saw the downed turbine and reported it. Ames Volunteer Fire Department responded at 6:45 p.m. Monday. There was no fire, and firefighters contained the scene while waiting for company representative to respond, which they did in about half an . . . Complete story »

March 2, 2022 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Oklahoma wind farm sanctioned for safety violations is sold to new ownership

GUYMON – NextEra Energy Resources plans to build 57 new wind turbines across part of Oklahoma’s Panhandle as part of a project that will replace one owned by Olympia Renewable Platform LLC that was sanctioned by regulators for safety violations. NextEra officials said this week the company closed on a deal to acquire Olympia’s rights to harvest wind energy from an area between Guymon and Hardesty for an undisclosed amount. The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission took a . . . Complete story »

January 20, 2022 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm dispute causing nearly $800,000 to be withheld from Davis public schools

Murray county is home to two wind farms totaling 175 windmills. When they first arrived they were given a 5 year tax exemption. Now that their tax exemption has ended the amount they owe is determined by their property value but that value is being disputed. “For this past year $189 million is what we had it valued at and they’re thinking it should be valued at $78 million,” said Murray County assessor Scott Kirby. One group that this money . . . Complete story »

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