Wind Energy Center
Silver Spoke is an opportunity to generate clean, American made energy to meet Oklahoma's growing demand for clean energy, create jobs and boost the local economy of Osage County.
This project is located on approximately 10,000 acres of private land north of Shidler in Osage County, Oklahoma.
Silver Spoke has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (Associated) for this 158.6 MW wind project scheduled to begin producing power in Q4 2020. Associated, founded in 1961, is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives, including KAMO Power of Vinita, Oklahoma. The six G&Ts serve 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma, including Indian Electric Cooperative Inc. of Cleveland, Oklahoma and Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative Inc. of Collinsville, Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.aeci.org.
Wind power is the new cash crop for farmers and ranchers. Lease payments provide a steady stream of income when cattle and commodity markets fluctuate. Silver Spoke will pay out more than $44 Million in landowner payments over the first 30 years of the project.
“I could not afford my current living situation without the Invenergy [wind lease] payments. The payments are a blessing.”
Landowner, Spring Canyon Energy Center
At peak construction, the Silver Spoke wind project is expected to employ as many as 300 people. After construction, the project will employ five to eight additional permanent operations and maintenance (O&M) staff.
“[Locals] want the job because they’ve lived there all their lives...[It] gave me the opportunity to stay here and make a good living.”
O&M Manager, Spring Canyon Energy Center
With a capital investment of $220M, Silver Spoke will also contribute $18 million in property taxes to the local county and school district over the life of the project.
“The Invenergy project is helping the tax payers by helping to pay the school debt down...so it gives tax reliefs to all of the tax payers in these school districts that the wind turbine project is in.”
Breckenridge Township Board Member
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