Wind power surpasses coal in Oklahoma

By Staff reporter 7 March 2017

Wind generation in the state of Oklahoma exceeded coal generation for the first time in 2016, but gas remained the major power source, according to data from the United States Energy Information Administration.

Gas accounted for nearly 47% of Oklahoma’s electricity, with wind and coal each producing around 25%. Low gas prices and the addition of more wind capacity to the state’s grid last year helped push coal into third place.

Coal produced an average of 33% of the state’s power in 2015 and 43% in 2014....

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