Kay County, Oklahoma – Kay Wind, a 299-megawatt wind facility located in Kay County, Oklahoma, began commercial operation on December 12, 2015. Apex Clean Energy (“Apex”), an independent renewable energy company, developed, managed construction of, and will operate the project, which is the largest single-phase wind farm in Oklahoma. It is the first wind facility owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, which is also expected to purchase the 150 MW Grant Wind facility from Apex upon completion of construction.
Mark Goodwin, president of Apex, said, “The Kay transaction demonstrates Apex’s ability to develop and deliver turnkey projects to its customers. Now that the project is operational, we look forward to managing this unique asset for Southern Power.”
Kay Wind is expected to generate enough electricity to help meet the energy needs of approximately 100,000 homes.
Apex brought three other wind projects online in 2015: Hoopeston Wind in Illinois, Balko Wind in Oklahoma, and Cameron Wind in Texas. Two more of its Oklahoma projects, Grant Wind and Kingfisher Wind, are expected to begin operations in 2016.
Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on building utility-scale generation facilities. Apex is constructing one of the nation’s largest, most diversified portfolios of renewable energy resources, capable of producing more than 12,000 MW of clean energy. This year, Apex is bringing five new U.S. wind energy facilities online, comprising 1,161 MW of capacity. Apex will provide asset management services on four of these facilities. For more information, visit www.apexcleanenergy.com.