Blue Canyon Wind FarmEdit profile
Blue Canyon Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in Oklahoma, United States. The project, located in the Slick Hills north of Lawton, consists of three phases.
The first phase consists of 45 NEG Micon 1.65 MW wind turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of 74.25 MW. It began commercial operations in December 2003. The second phase consists of 84 Vestas V80-1.8 MW wind turbines, with a collective nameplate capacity of an additional 151.2 MW. Owned and operated by Horizon Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Energias de Portugal, a world leading Portuguese utility, it began commercial operations in December 2005.
As of 2008, Blue Canyon remains Oklahoma's largest wind farm; however, several organizations including Oklahoma Gas & Electric plan to greatly increase Oklahoma's wind power capacity, and future projects may be larger.
The wind farm is visible from the access road of nearby Mount Scott.