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Clean Power 2023 Partner Directory
OGE Energy Corp.
Serving as a third-party facilitator and resource, our economic development team provides technical support to companies interested in expanding or relocating in our service territory. The economic benefits of low cost, reliable electricity and the opportunities to purchase renewable energy credits give companies and site selection professional’s incentives to relocate. Some of the companies we’ve helped recruit to our service area include CMC in Durant, Okla., and Siemens in Woodward, Okla.
Enid Regional Development Alliance, Inc.
Charlene Flanery, Executive Director
Enid is strategically located between Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kan. A vibrant community of 50,000 people, Enid serves as the regional hub for retail, healthcare, and workforce with a trade area of over 142,000. The Enid Regional Development Alliance (ERDA) helps remove barriers to support business growth in northwest Oklahoma. Connect with ERDA to learn why Enid is the best place to live, work, and grow!
High Plains Technology Center
Northwest Oklahoma is at the heart of wind development technology in the US, and HPTC is leading the region’s renewable energy initiative. In Woodward, Okla., HPTC’s dynamic, comprehensive wind tech program partners with regional farms for realistic, hands-on training. Our facility also is able to train existing and new wind techs, showcasing a dual-nacelle 35-foot indoor climbing tower for year-round training. We certify in most rescue devices, and are now a GWO certified provider, the first and only in Oklahoma, allowing us to provide wind industry workers attain their GWO certification with training to the GWO standards.
Canadian Valley Technology Center
- Market Analysis and Business Plan Development
- Loan Application Support and Site-location Assistance
- Work Force Development and Legal Issues
- Marketing and Advertising
- Website Design and E-Commerce
- Loss Control
Oklahoma State University’s Bio-based Products and Energy Center is enhancing productivity for potential feedstocks, improving conversion technologies and optimizing the value of co-products and by-products.
In 2021, Oklahoma launched the Hydrogen Production, Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force. As the demand for low carbon hydrogen fuel grows, Oklahoma is poised to be a leader in the hydrogen economy.
Recent hydrogen projects in the state include Woodside Petroleum, LSB Industries and CF Industries/NextEra Energy.
Battery Technology & Storage
NextEra Energy Resources’ Skeleton Creek Energy Center located in Garfield County, Okla., features a 200-megawatt, four-hour battery energy storage system.
Spiers New Technologies Inc. has revolutionized the automotive industry with battery “4R” services (repair,
remanufacturing, refurbishing, and repurposing) for advanced battery packs used in hybrid and electric vehicles to optimize the life cycle of their battery pack inventory and maximize its value.
With a centralized U.S. location, immediate proximity to wind projects, and a position in the heart of the wind corridor, Oklahoma is the ideal site for wind generation, tower and blade production, turbine component manufacturing, repair and maintenance operations, and industry R&D.
- Oklahoma is home to one of the largest wind farms in North America – the Traverse Wind Energy Center at 998 MW.
- Oklahoma’s manufacturers continue to expand and thrive from castings, machining, bearings and gears to forges, fabrications and suspended climbing systems, your potential suppliers are right here in Oklahoma.
- Major Wind Companies in OK: American Electric Power/PSO, Apex Clean Energy, Bergey Windpower, Chermac Energy, EDF Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, Invenergy, NextEra, OG&E, Renew/Takkion.
The University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Dept of Energy for a study to develop technologies to increase power production from geothermal wells while decreasing production costs.
The Oklahoma state capital building is one of the largest buildings in the world to be heated and cooled by geothermal energy, resulting in savings of 25% in operating costs and zero CO2 emissions.
Oklahoma’s centralized location provides cost advantages to solar manufacturers for their supply chain and product transportation, and gives companies easy access to consumer markets across the U.S., Mexico and Canada via the state’s port and interstate system infrastructure.
- No. 6 in solar energy potential in the U.S.
- 3,000+ sunny hours per year – more than Florida, California or Texas
- Enel North America plans to locate one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) cell and panel manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in Inola, Okla. Construction of the facility is planned to begin in the fall of 2023 with the first panel produced and available to the market by the end of 2024.
Collects weather data, including solar and wind speeds, across 120 stations spanning all 77 Oklahoma counties.
A centralized location combined with solar and wind potential put Oklahoma at the forefront of renewable capacity.
Oklahoma offers multiple incentive programs to benefit renewable energy companies.
Training a Renewable Workforce
Oklahoma’s nationally-recognized CareerTech centers offer specialized training that prepare students for work in various energy fields. CareerTech also works with companies to create customized programs to meet specific workforce needs.
Specialized renewable and sustainable energy degree programs are offered by Oklahoma State University (OSU), University of Oklahoma (OU), Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC), Rogers State University (RSU), Tulsa Community College (TCC), and the University of Tulsa (TU).
Over the last five years, Oklahoma’s colleges and universities have averaged more than 285 graduates in electrical and electronics engineering and more than 170 construction and engineering technology technicians each year.
TU is also home to the National Energy Policy Institute, a joint project between the university and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
From OSU’s honors from the EPA for green power leadership to TU’s Alternative Energy Institute, Oklahoma’s higher education institutions are focused on the next-generation energy research.
Oklahoma saw a 7% growth rate throughout the last 10 years in energy and engineering related programs, producing more than 32,500 graduates.
Enel Green Power North America is investing in growing a clean energy workforce in Oklahoma through a new training center and office in Oklahoma City.
Renewable Energy Degree Programs
Degree programs related to renewable energy offered at Oklahoma universities and colleges:
- Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Environmental, Health & Safety
- Wind Turbine Technicians
- Wind Energy Maintenance
- Manufacturing Production Technicians
- Quality Control Technicians
Renewable Energy Vocational Programs
CareerTech programs related to renewable energy:
- Electrical Technology
- Natural Resources and Environmental Science
- Wind Turbine Technology
Your Energy Experts
Contact us today for a confidential, no-cost incentives analysis for your project. Call the Oklahoma Team at 800-588-5959.