Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin joins OSU to boot up finished Cowboy Wind Farm

By Paul Monies

STILLWATER — One of the state’s newest wind farms now generates a lot of Orange Power.

Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma State University officials and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. executives flipped ceremonial switches in Stillwater Friday to mark the completion of the Cowboy Wind Farm near Blackwell.

The project has 26 turbines and a total capacity of almost 60 megawatts. One megawatt can power about 250 homes. The wind farm began commercial operations in January and will supply electricity to the OSU campus.

“This is a great day for Oklahoma State University and I think a great day for Oklahoma,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “It’s very significant in our effort to be a more sustainable, green campus. As you know, our students have been very adamant about moving in that direction.”

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