Located in Washita and Kiowa counties, Oklahoma, the Seven Cowboy wind project has started construction. Its 107 wind turbines will generate approximately 1.3 TWh of energy annually, equivalent to the electricity needs of over 120,000 US households, and will avoid more than 758,000 tons of C02 emissions a year. This will be Enel Green Power’s 13th wind farm in Oklahoma—its portfolio represents over 2 GW of operating capacity and $3 billion in investment in the state, making it Oklahoma’s second largest wind operator. Commercial operation is expected to begin by the end of 2022.
Enel is expanding its office presence in Oklahoma to include a new state of the art training center to prepare the future workforce in wind energy.
Enel Green Power is committed to creating long-term shared value and opportunities for rural economic development and long-term sustainability in its host communities. The company will expand its office space in Oklahoma City to include a wind turbine technician training space to help meet its growing workforce needs. It will include classrooms and state-of-the art simulation facilities for working inside wind turbines and courses will teach topics such as safety, professional development, working at heights, ladder rescues, turbine repair and troubleshooting. Trainees will learn in different settings: classroom discussion, hands-on simulation and virtual reality. Training will be held year-round inside an office space that can support up to 25 office-based employees.
Enel’s impact in Oklahoma includes the creation of over 130 long-term jobs and over $2 million in support for community initiatives.
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Status of construction phase
Enel Green Power is committed to the “sustainable worksite” model and the creating shared value model (CSV). When we build projects, we closely monitor sustainability performance for energy, waste and water management, and the economic impact on the local community. This project is expected to create 15 permanent jobs and over 300 local construction jobs.
Jobs>300Local construction jobs
Local Tax Revenue 55
Local Tax Revenue55Million dollars over the project's lifetime
Landowner Income 41
Landowner Income41Million dollars in payments to landowners over the project's lifetime
We deploy innovative tools and techniques when building wind farms, such as construction machinery equipped with active safety systems, smart tracking, advanced digital platforms and tablet software solutions to monitor and remotely support site activities, as well as plant commissioning. These processes and tools will enable swifter, more accurate and reliable data collection, thereby improving the quality of construction and facilitating communication between on-site and off-site teams. Smart glasses, remote assistant applications, 360 cameras and drones are used to conduct virtual site visits and safety inspections.