In December 2012, Apex completed development and construction of Canadian Hills Wind, a 300 MW wind energy facility located outside of Oklahoma City, OK. At the time of its completion, Canadian Hills increased the state’s installed wind energy generating capacity by approximately 13%.
Canadian Hills Wind utilizes two types of turbines: Mitsubishi MWT102 (2.4 MW) and REpower MM92 (2.05 MW) machines. The facility generates enough electricity to satisfy the needs of approximately 100,000 homes.
In addition to clean, renewable, homegrown energy, Canadian Hills is generating significant economic benefits for the communities in the region. Over its life, the project will provide over $100 million to the local and state economy in the form of annual payments to landowners and tax revenue to the local community. This tax revenue will benefit local schools and other county infrastructure.
During construction, the project employed nearly 300 people directly. Another 20 permanent jobs have been created to manage the project’s long-term operations.
With the new labor income Canadian Hills brings to the area, the project is expected to generate about $1 million per year in new sales tax revenue for local municipalities through economic spill-over effects.