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Commerce Wind Energy

Commerce Wind Energy

Most of the state's major electric utilities now offer wind energy to their customers, and Oklahoma boasts enough potential wind resources to supply nine percent of the electricity needs of the entire country; which is why, Oklahoma's Department of Commerce is promoting wind as a true economic engine for the state.

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Denise Bode - American Wind Energy Association

Denise Bode - American Wind Energy Association

We visit with Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association about the opportunities and challenges the growing wind energy industry faces.

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El Reno Wind Tower

El Reno Wind Tower

Estimates are that one wind technician is needed to service every ten mega-watts of wind generating capacity. In 2009, seven hundred new wind technicians were needed to keep pace with installations of new wind turbines. To meet that need, several Oklahoma schools like Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno, are now offering courses in wind energy.

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