Skeleton Creek Project area of interest

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SKELETON CREEK WIND

250 Megawatts of Wind Energy in Major, Alfalfa and Garfield Counties, Oklahoma

 

Since 2003, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel the state’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence. To date, we have invested more than $5 billion in Oklahoma, including 15 operational wind energy centers.

Skeleton Creek Wind:

  • 90 GE wind turbines capable of generating up to 250 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • Began operations in December 2020.

 

SKELETON CREEK SOLAR & STORAGE

250 Megawatts of Solar Energy and 200 Megawatts of Battery Storage in Major, Alfalfa and Garfield Counties, Oklahoma

 

Skeleton Creek Solar and Storage features:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays capable of generating up to 250 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • A 200 megawatt (MW), 4-hour battery energy storage system.
  • The project encompasses approximately 2,500 acres.
  • Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations as early as 2023.

 

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

Renewable energy projects can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

Employment Opportunities

NextEra Energy Resources employee leaning against solar panel

Skeleton Creek Solar and Storage will create local employment opportunities, including up to 150-200 construction jobs to build the project.

Landowners Payments

Landowners Smiling

Skeleton Creek will provide approximately $90 million* in payments to Major, Alfalfa and Garfield County landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather.

Tax Revenue

Tax Revenue

Over its operational life, the Skeleton Creek Wind project will provide approximately $50 million* in additional revenue for Major, Alfalfa and Garfield Counties.

NextEra Energy Resources presentation at a local school

The Skeleton Creek Solar and Storage project will provide $65 million* in additional revenue for Major, Alfalfa and Garfield Counties, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services.

Local Spending

Local Spending

Renewable energy projects provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies.

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.